LEWIS, Joseph Horace (1824-1904)

LEWIS, JOSEPH HORACE, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., October 29, 1824; attended the common schools; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Glasgow, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives 1850-1855; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1857 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and in 1861 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; during the Civil War commanded the Sixth Kentucky Regiment in the Confederate Army, the Second Brigade and the First Brigade in Bates' division; returned to Glasgow at the close of the Civil War and resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1869 and 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jacob S. Golladay; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from May 10, 1870, to March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of his profession; elected judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1874; reelected to subsequent terms and served until 1898; moved to a farm in Scott County, near Georgetown, where he died on July 6, 1904; interment in Glasgow Cemetery.

University of Kentucky Library
The Division of Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, KY
Microfilm: 1865-1904, 1 microfilm reel.
The materials include a copy of a letter sent to Joseph Horace Lewis by Confederate General P. M. B. Young concerning the surrender of troops in 1865 and clippings about Joseph Horace Lewis's postwar political and judicial career. There is also a speech delivered at Joseph Horace Lewis's grave by Senator J. C. Blackburn.


Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Confederate Officers Photograph Album, n.d., 0.66 cubic foot.
Subjects include Joseph Horace Lewis.