The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lewis, Charlton Thomas

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LEWIS, Charlton Thomas, American lawyer and author: b. West Chester, Pa., 25 Feb. 1834; d. Morristown, N. J., 26 May 1904. He was graduated at Yale in 1853, and after studying with a view to entering the ministry, served as professor at the State Normal University at Bloomington, Ill., 1856-57, and from 1858 to 1861 was professor in Troy University. In 1863-64 he was a United States deputy commissioner of internal revenue. He entered upon the practice of law in New York city in 1865; was associated with William Cullen Bryant in editing the Evening Post; and returned to law practice in 1871. At Harvard, Columbia and Cornell universities, during 1898-99, he was a lecturer on insurance. He was also president of the Prison Association of New York and of the State Charities Aid Association of New Jersey. Among his published works are ‘Gnomon of the New Testament,’ translated from the German of Bengel (1861); ‘History of Germany’ (1870); ‘Harper's Latin Dictionary,’ in collaboration with Charles Short (1879); ‘Latin Dictionary for Schools’ (1889); ‘Elementary Latin Dictionary’ (1890), etc.