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-Literary scholar and baseball pitcher, Edward Lewis enjoyed a diverse career before succeeding [[people:b:butterfield_kenyon_l|Kenyon Butterfield]] as President of Massachusetts Agricultural college in 1924.+Literary scholar and baseball pitcher, Edward Lewis enjoyed a diverse career before succeeding [[b:butterfield_kenyon_l|Kenyon Butterfield]] as President of Massachusetts Agricultural college in 1924.
Lewis was born in Machynlleth, North Wales, and came to the United States in 1881 at the age of 8. While attending Williams College, he was so effective as a pitcher for the college baseball team that, on leaving Williams, he entered professional baseball, pitching for the Boston National League team for four years and the Boston Americans for one year. Lewis was born in Machynlleth, North Wales, and came to the United States in 1881 at the age of 8. While attending Williams College, he was so effective as a pitcher for the college baseball team that, on leaving Williams, he entered professional baseball, pitching for the Boston National League team for four years and the Boston Americans for one year.
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Lewis enjoyed politics, chairing the Massachusetts Democratic convention in 1913.  He also ran for Congress, unsuccessfully.  In 1927 he became President of the University of New Hampshire. Lewis enjoyed politics, chairing the Massachusetts Democratic convention in 1913.  He also ran for Congress, unsuccessfully.  In 1927 he became President of the University of New Hampshire.
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 +[[l:lewis_house|Lewis House]], a dormitory in the [[n:northeast_residential|Northeast Residential Area]], was named in his honor.
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