Robert E. Lewis

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Robert E. Lewis (April 3, 1857 – July 31, 1941) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Cass County, Missouri, Lewis studied at Westminster College, Missouri in Fulton. After this he read law to enter the bar in 1880. He was in private practice in Clinton, Missouri from 1880 to 1897. He was a Prosecuting attorney of Henry County, Missouri from 1883 to 1887. He was a Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri in 1896. He was a judge on the 4th Judicial District of Colorado from 1903 to 1906.

Lewis was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Lewis was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on April 9, 1906, to a seat vacated by Moses Hallett. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 10, 1906, and received his commission the same day. Lewis served in that capacity until December 1, 1921, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Lewis was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Lewis was nominated by President Warren G. Harding on November 3, 1921, to a seat vacated by William Cather Hook. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 1921, and received his commission the same day. Lewis served in that capacity until March 28, 1929, due to assignment to another court.

Lewis was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was reassigned on March 28, 1929; Assumed senior status on May 31, 1940. Lewis served in that capacity until July 31, 1941, due to his death.

He died in Denver, Colorado.

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