Frank Dunham Lewis, born 1863, was a U. S. Special Indian Agent appointed in 1889, and served as delegate from the 78th district
to the 35th session of the California Assembly in 1903. This collection consists mainly of Lewis' incoming and outgoing mail
Frank Dunham Lewis (born 1863, February 10) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a Clerk for the United States War Department,
1885-1888. Lewis emigrated to California in 1888, and in 1889 was appointed a U.S. Special Indian Agent, a travelling position
that had inspection duties. After two years, he moved to Los Angeles, where he resumed his law practice and also serving as
the United States Special Attorney for Mission Indians. In 1892 Lewis moved to Riverside, and in 1903 purchased an orange
orchard. Lewis also served as delegate from the 78th district to the 35th session of the California Assembly in 1903.
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