Lawrence Johnson Lewis ’58

Lawrence Johnson Lewis ’58 died on September 14, 2005, in Grass Valley, California.

Born on August 8, 1936, in New York City, he prepared for college at the Fieldston School there and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1958, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He then joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. He was also advertising manager with the Pacemaker Boat Company in New York (later purchased by Egg Harbor Boats of New Jersey). By 1974, he had moved to California, where he was associated with the Cedar Mill Real Estate Company in Pioneer. By 1984, he owned Century Lewis-Steele Realtors, with offices in Jackson, Pine Grove, and Truckee in California, and, from 1986 to 1996, he owned Orange Duck Wildlife Art and Gifts in Nevada City, followed by five years during which he owned the Orange Duck Grass Valley Sears. In 1982-83, he was president of the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, and was president of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in 1984. From 1986 to 1991, he was the director of the Nevada City (CA) Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Regional Advertising Program. Surviving are his wife, Lauren A. Lewis; two sons, Robert W. Lewis of Grass Valley and William B. Lewis II of Pound Ridge, NY; and three granddaughters.