LEWIS, YANCY (1861–1915). Yancy Lewis, lawyer, the son of Everett Lewis, was born in Gonzales County, Texas, on August 24, 1861. He graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1881 and from the University of Texas in 1885. He practiced law in Gonzales County and at Gainesville before moving to Ardmore, Indian Territory, where he was United States district judge for three years. He accepted a position in the law department of the University of Texas in 1901, became dean of the department in 1902, and served as dean for two years before resigning to reenter private practice in Dallas in partnership with Nelson Phillips. In 1908 Lewis was elected president of the Texas Bar Association. He died in Dallas on March 10, 1915.

A History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Vol. 1., by Philip Lindsley; Vol. 2., Selected Biography and Memoirs, ed. L. B. Hill (Chicago: Lewis, 1909). E. H. Loughery, Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885 (Austin: Snyder, 1885). Southwestern Historical Quarterly, "News Item," April 1915.

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