What was John Lewis’s childhood like?
Lewis was born on February 21, 1940, in rural Alabama. His parents were sharecroppers who worked on a farm picking cotton for landowners. As a young boy, Lewis also picked cotton and did other farm duties with his family. It was hard work, but he enjoyed being with the chickens.
Did John Lewis have a wife?
Did John Lewis have kids?
Congressman John Lewis, who died July 17, is survived by his son, John-Miles Lewis, six siblings and about 30 nieces and nephews. His wife of 44 years, Lillian Miles Lewis, who was also a close adviser throughout his political career, died in 2012.