Edward T. Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byEdward White Robertson
Succeeded byAlfred Briggs Irion
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1834-10-26)October 26, 1834
Opelousas, Louisiana
DiedApril 26, 1927(1927-04-26) (aged 92)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma materWesleyan University
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Unit2nd Louisiana Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Edward Taylor Lewis (October 26, 1834 – April 26, 1927) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana for one term from 1883 to 1885.

Life and career

Lewis was born on October 26, 1834 in Opelousas, Louisiana. His parents were William Lewis and Ellen Claudia Taylor Lewis.[1]

He attended Wesleyan University of Ohio, earning a law degree, and returning to his home state to work as an attorney.

During the American Civil War, he was a Captain in Company G, 2nd Louisiana Cavalry.[1] After the war and Louisiana's Reconstruction, he served one term in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867.


In 1883, he was elected to Congress, serving one term as a Democrat before an unsuccessful renomination bid. From 1886 to 1892, he again was a member of the state House of Representatives, and he worked at various judgeships between 1886 and 1908.

He then resumed the practice of law, and died on April 26, 1927 in Opelousas.


Edward Lewis married Alphonsine Lastrapes and had three children; Edward, Julia and Corinne. His wife predeceased him in 1893. He is buried in Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Edward Taylor Lewis". Find A Grave. Retrieved 25 October 2017.


U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byEdward White Robertson Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th congressional district 1883–1885 Succeeded byAlfred Briggs Irion