Lloyd Downs Lewis

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General Information

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Name: Lloyd Downs Lewis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1891 Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1941 in Chicago, Illinois


Photo Credit: Joe Newman

Illinois Connection

After 12 years as publicist for Balaban and Katz, Lewis in 1930 joined the Chicago Daily News as drama critic, becoming subsequently sports editor, managing editor, and a popular columnist.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lewis was an ardent Chicagoan and Midwesterner with a voracious interest in the Civil War. His friends included Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sinclair Lewis, and Adlai Stevenson. Chicago's Newberry Library was his second home; drawing on his personal contacts, he established the library's superb collection of modern (chiefly Midwestern) manuscripts.


Published Works

  • Sherman: Fighting Prophet , Harcourt Brace, 1932
  • Captain Sam Grant, Little Brown and Company, 1950
  • The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth , Mjf Books, 2000

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Literary Awards

External Links

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