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John Lewis (politician)

John R. Lewis (born February 21 1940), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing the 5th District of Georgia. He was born in Troy, Alabama, was educated at the American Baptist Theological Seminary and at Fisk University (both in Nashville, Tennessee), and was community affairs director, National Consumer Co-op Bank in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the Atlanta City Council before entering the House. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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