He was born at Charleston on January 7, 1895, so it will be seen he entered upon his practice young. His father, Cary Lewis, better known as Lewis Strother, is the son of Cain Lewis. His mother, who, before her marriage, was Mary Dandridge. Dr. Lewis laid the foundation of his education in the public schools of Charleston, from which he passed to West Virginia C. I. at Institute for his literary work, finishing them in 1916. From there he went to the Howard University School of Dentistry, where he won his D.D.S. in 1920. He made his own way in College by means of hotel work and the ammunition plant during the war.
Following the completion of his course he returned to Charleston and maintains attractive dental parlors and operating rooms on Court Street. Already he is firmly established in the practice. Dr. Lewis is a Republican in politics, in religion a Baptist. He belongs to the Masons and the Elks and State and National Medical and Dental organizations. He belongs to the Chi Delta Mu, Greek letter fraternity and is an accomplished musician. Dr. Lewis is one of the three dentists who give their services to the public school free dental clinic.
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