Name

Francis Lewis

Career

Business/Commerce

Occupation 1

Maritime merchant

Occupation 2

Public official

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1713

Died

1803

Text

Wales-born, migrated to NYC at age 22; engaged in maritime trade and later in supplying British military during French and Indian War. Elected to both First and Second Continental Congresses; signed Declaration of Independence

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New York City maritime merchant and signer of Declaration of Independence
New York City maritime merchant and signer of Declaration of Independence