Gerald M. Lewis ’54

Gerald M. Lewis ’54, the “lawyer with the golden voice,” died June 1, 2013, in Boston, of heart disease. He was born in Boston on June 23, 1928, and prepared for Bowdoin at Deering High School, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Portland Junior College, from which he transferred with an associate’s degree. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He went on to earn a bachelor of laws degree from Boston University in 1957. He started as a staff announcer at WGUY in Bangor a year after graduating from high school and moved over to WCSH in Portland. The following year, they launched WCSH-TV, and his was the first voice heard over the airwaves. He also served as the master of ceremonies for the Miss Maine Pageant for six years. He later worked as an attorney in the Andover, Mass., area. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Joan Eleanor Steinberg Lewis; son Geoffrey; daughter Rose; and three granddaughters.

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