Loran L. Lewis
He was the son of John C. Lewis and Delecta (Barbour) Lewis. He studied law in Auburn, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and commenced practice in Buffalo. On June 1, 1852, he married Charlotte E. Pierson, and they had four children.
He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (8th D.) from 1883 to 1895 when he reached the constitutional age limit. In 1901, he was appointed by the court, with Robert C. Titus, to defend Leon Czolgosz at his trial for the assassination of William McKinley.
Lewis died from pneumonia at his home in Buffalo.
Temperance and physical culture advocate Diocletian Lewis (1823–1886) was his brother.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; pg. 444)
- Life Sketches of Executive Officers, and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York, Vol. III by H. H. Boone & Theodore P. Cook (1870; pg. 94f)
- EX-JUSTICE LEWIS DIES AT 91 YEARS in NYT on March 9, 1916
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