Jerry Lewis

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Rep. Jerry Lewis, born in Seattle, Washington on October 21, 1934, is a longtime resident of San Bernardino County and 30-year owner of a life insurance business. Rep. Lewis, a Republican, has served the 41st Congressional District of California since 1978.

In May 2006, Federal prosecutors announced that they were investigating Lewis in connection with the Randy Cunningham bribery scandal. (TPM)



  • graduated from San Bernardino High School, San Bernardino, Calif., 1952
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1956
  • Coro Foundation, 1956-1957


  • insurance businessman

Political history

  • member, San Bernardino School Board, San Bernardino, Calif., 1964-1968
  • staff, United States Representative Jerry Pettis of California, 1966
  • member of the California state assembly, 1969-1978
  • elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-present)
  • chair, House Republican Conference (One Hundred First and One Hundred Second Congresses)
  • chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Ninth Congress) [1]



  • Lewis and wife Arlene reside in Redlands and have seven children.

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