John Lewis

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Democratic Georgia

U.S. House (Georgia 5)


Family: Wife: Lillian Miles; 1 Child: John Miles

Born: 02/21/1940 Troy, AL

Home: Atlanta, Georgia

Religion: Baptist

Education: BA, Religion, Philosophy, Fisk University, 1963 BA, Theology, American Baptist Theological Seminary, 1961

Profession: Community Affairs Director, National Consumer Cooperative Bank, 1980-1982 Director, ACTION Federal Volunteer Agency, 1977

Political: Senior Chief Deputy Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives, present Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1987-present Councilmember, Atlanta City Council, 1982-1986 Sought Democratic Nomination, Special Election ,United States House of Representatives, 1977

Congressional Membership: 21st Century Health Care Caucus Albanian Issues Caucus Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation Caucus on Hellenic Issues Caucus on Human Trafficking Caucus on Turkey Co-Chair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Caucus Congressional Arts Caucus Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans Congressional Coalition on Adoption Congressional Human Rights Caucus Congressional Humanities Caucus Congressional Kidney Caucus Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Congressional Soccer Caucus Congressional Urban Caucus Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus Congressional Vision Caucus Cystic Fibrosis Caucus Diabetes Caucus Financial and Economic Literacy Friends of New Zealand Congressional Caucus Gaming Caucus Global Road Safety Caucus Green Schools Caucus Historic Preservation Caucus House Cancer Caucus House Nursing Caucus House Rural Health Care Caucus House Trails Caucus Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention Labor and Working Families Missing and Exploited Children Native American Caucus Out of Iraq Caucus Out of Poverty Caucus Pakistan Caucus Peanut Caucus Progressive Caucus STEM Education Caucus Tennessee Valley Authority Caucus Tri-Caucus

Organization Membership: Chair, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963-1966 Coordinator, Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964 Associate Director, Field Foundation Martin Luther King Center for Social Change, African American Institute Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Director, Voter Education Project


Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support

Subcommittee on Oversight

Ways and Means