Did you know that a local attorney was the mayor of a French village for six months following the Armistice of WWI? Born November 19,1889 Philip H. Lewis, the son of Edwin M. and Anna Black Lewis was a life-long resident of Lawrence County. After graduating from LTHS, he attended U of I and received his law degree from Northwestern University in 1913.
An avid Democrat, Mr. Lewis served as State's Attorney from 1924 until 1930 and as County Judge two terms. He was also instrumental in the organization of the first Public Library in Lawrenceville.