James A. Lewis
James A. Lewis
|Born||April 20, 1933|
Old Saybrook, Connecticut,
|Died||February 22, 1997 (aged 63)|
Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Babson College|
James A. "Jim" Lewis (April 20, 1933 – February 22, 1997, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut) was the Libertarian Party's Vice-Presidential nominee (1983) in the 1984 U.S. presidential election, sharing the party ticket with David Bergland. The ticket received 228,111 votes (0.25%) to finish third overall.
Lewis, from his home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, made campaign stops across the United States during his campaign, and co-authored a book with Jim Peron, entitled Liberty Reclaimed.
In 1987 Lewis ran for the 1988 Libertarian Party presidential nomination finishing third with 12.8% of the vote at the 1987 Libertarian National Convention. Lewis finished behind nominee Ron Paul (51.3%) and Russell Means (31.4%).
Lewis had earlier (1982) run for U.S. Senate in Connecticut as a Libertarian finishing fourth (receiving 8,163 votes (0.8%)) and had served from 1981 until 1983 as a representative to the Libertarian National Committee.
- (1984-09-06) "Libertarian touts less government", The Morning Call. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- 1984 Presidential General Election Results, USelectionatlas.org.
- United Press International (1987-09-06) "Libertarians choose Texan to head ticket", Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982
- (1997-03-02) "Libertarian Party organizer James Lewis dies", Record-Journal. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
|Party political offices|
| Libertarian nominee for Vice President of the United States