Lewis Steenrod

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Lewis Steenrod (May 27, 1810 – October 3, 1862) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia.


Born near Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), Steenrod attended the common schools as a child, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835, commencing practice in Wheeling. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1838, serving from 1839 to 1845, and served in the Virginia Senate from 1853 to 1856. Afterwards, Steenrod resumed practicing law until his death near Wheeling, West Virginia on October 3, 1862. He was interred in Stone Church Cemetery in Elm Grove, West Virginia.

His home at Wheeling, known as Woodridge (Wheeling), was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William S. Morgan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 21st congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Richard W. Barton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
William G. Brown Sr.