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Jerry Lewis (California politician)

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Jerry Lewis (California politician)

American politician from California, member of the Republican Party , member of the 112th United States Congressadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1934.

Countries: California (58%), United States (26%), New York (11%)

Main connections: California, Jerry Pettis, Jerry Lewis

Linked to: Libertarian Party, American Independent Party, Peace and Freedom Party, Republican Party




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Jerry_Lewis was born in 1934 add something


In 1952 he graduated from San Bernardino, California High School in San Bernardino, California, California, where he captained the swim team and was a basketball star; his basketball jersey was later retired. add something


In 1956 he received a B.A. from UCLA. Lewis served as a Coro Foundation fellow in San Francisco. add something


He was a member of the San Bernardino, California School Board from 1964 to 1968. add something


He was on the staff of Congressman Jerry Pettis in 1966. add something


He was a member of the California State Assembly from 1969 to 1978. add something


In January 1974, he ran in a special election for the California State Senate, losing to Democrat Ruben Ayala. add something


Before they were married, Willis was her husband's top aide when he came to Capitol Hill in 1979. add something


Lewis was chair of the House Republican Conference from 1989 to 1992. add something


Congressman Bill Lowery was a partner between 1993 and 2006. add something


In January 1995, he became chairman of the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations subcommittee. add something


From 1998 to 2003, Loma Linda University received $167.2 million in congressional earmarks. add something


In January 1999, he became chairman of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee. add something


In 2000, Loma Linda University was the single largest recipient of higher education earmarks, at $36 million, largely brought in by Lewis. add something


ject, and Netco Government Services, another major subcontractor. add something


In March 2003, New York investment company Cerberus Capital Management hired its first lobbyist, the powerhouse firm Patton Boggs. add something


The NRCC got $70,000 in Cerberus-related donations during the first two weeks of April 2004, including $25,000 from Cerberus founder Stephen Feinberg. add something


ed revenues of the lobbying firm for the eleven months following his departure. add something


In January 2005 he became chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. add something


In July 2007, CBS News reported that since 2004, Lewis has earmarked $2.75 million for the "Barracks Row" area of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. "Neither I nor my spouse has any financial interest in this project," Lewis said of the improvements being funded by the earmarks. add something


In 2008, Lewis received his strongest challenge in decades from San Bernardino, California attorney Tim Prince, who won a 4-candidate Democratic primary. add something


In 2008, Loma Linda University received nearly $9.5 million, of which $5 million came from the Defense Department. add something


After redistricting, Lewis decided to retire in 2012. add something


In January 2012 he announced that he was not running for re-election and would end his Congressional career in January 2013 add something


On January 12, 2012, Lewis announced his retirement add something