|Real Name/Full Name:
|John Robert Lewis
|84 years old
|21 February 1940
|Troy, Alabama, U.S.
|5 feet 9 inches
|Lillian Miles (1968-2012)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (John-Miles Lewis)
|Is John Lewis Gay?
|Civil Rights Leader, Politician
|Net Worth in 2024:
John Robert Lewis, popularly known as John Lewis is a civil rights leader and a politician from America. John currently is the United States of America, Georgia’s 5th congressional district Representative, and is presently serving his House 17th term. John Lewis has worked since the year 1987 and is Georgia Congressional delegation dean. His district comprises of Atlanta’s northern three-fourths and is a Democratic Party member.
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Early Life & Biography
John Robert Lewis was born on 21 February 1940 in Troy, Alabama. His parents Eddie Lewis and Willie Mae and are the third born to the family of ten children. John’s parents worked as sharecroppers in the remote Pike County, located in Alabama.
While John was a young boy, he had modest contact with white people, and by the time he was six years old, he had interacted with only two white people all his life. As John Lewis grew older, he started going on trips in town alongside his family. During the tours, Lewis experienced segregation and racism at the public library from the white people.
However, John Lewis had some family members living in northern cities and knew from them that there were integrated schools, businesses, and buses in the North. When John Lewis was an eleven-year-old boy, his uncle went with him on a trip to Buffalo, New York, and later on, became even more acutely conscious of segregation in Troy.
John Lewis first heard about Martin Luther King, Jr on the radio in 1955 and later in the year closely followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. John Lewis then met Rosa Parks at the age of 17 years and later, when at the age of 18 years met Martin Luther King Jr.
John Lewis was a family man and was married to Lillian Lewis, who died in 2012. The couple had a son named John-Miles Lewis.
In 2019, December, Lewis declared that he had diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas that was at Stage 4. He announced that he felt motivated that medical advancements had made his cancer type to be treatable in most cases, stating that he wanted to return to his job sooner.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 21 February 1940, John Lewis is 84 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and his weight is 93 kg.
In the year 1957, John Lewis attended the American Baptist Theological Seminary situated in Nashville, Tennessee. While at the Seminary, John Lewis researched about the nonviolent protest and assisted in organizing sit-ins separated lunch counters. John Lewis got arrested while demonstrating, and his mother was not happy with him indulging himself in the demonstrations. However, he was dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement and continued to take part in the 1961 Freedom Rides.
Freedom Riders aimed at giving challenges to the segregated facilities encountered at the South interstate bus terminals had been considered illegal by the Supreme Court.
The demonstrations became risky, and most people ended up beaten and arrested, and John Lewis among the people arrested.
In the year 1963, John Lewis became the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairman and, in the same year, became one of the ‘Big Six’ Civil Rights Movement leaders. John Lewis assisted in planning the March on Washington, and being the youngest speaker at the occasion had to alter his speech to please other organizers. Nonetheless, John still delivered and a good statement saying that everyone recognized the fact that if any fundamental political, social, and economic changes undertaken in their community, the masses, the people, must take them out.
Awards & Achievements
John Lewis has received many awards from 1999 to 2020. His first award was in 1999, where he received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction. John has since acquired other awards with his latest honor of 2020 being, NAACP Image Award-Chairman’s Award.
Net Worth & Salary of John Lewis in 2024
As of February 2024, Rep John Lewis has an estimated net worth of more than $500 thousand. He gets most of his income from his well paying political career and also by making public appearances.
We do not have information about his salary and assets; however, it is evident that he lives a good life.
John Lewis is a hardworking politician and civil rights leader whose main career goal was to serve people. He began showing political interests after joining the Freedom Riders in 1961 and continued being a public right leader despite his many arrests. His commitment and hard work have seen him get this far despite the challenges he encountered on the way.