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Lewis E. Sawyer
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives

In office
Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives

In office
Preceded by Joe Hardage
Succeeded by William Lee Cazort
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 6th congressional district

In office
March 4, 1923–May 5, 1923
Preceded by Chester W. Taylor
Succeeded by James B. Reed
Personal details
Born (1867-06-24)June 24, 1867
Shelby County, Alabama
Died May 5, 1923(1923-05-05) (aged 55)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Residence Garland County, Arkansas

Lewis Ernest Sawyer (June 24, 1867 – May 5, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born in Shelby County, Alabama, Sawyer moved with his parents to Lee County, Mississippi. He attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Friars Point, Mississippi, in 1895. He served as mayor of Friars Point from 1896 until he enlisted in the Spanish–American War in June 1898. He served in the Philippine Islands during the war. He resumed the practice of law in Iuka, Mississippi, in 1900. He moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1908 and continued the practice of his profession. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1913 and 1915 and was its speaker in the latter year.

Sawyer was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1923, until his death at Hot Springs, Arkansas, May 5, 1923. He was interred in Hollywood Cemetery.


  • Lewis E. Sawyer at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chester W. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1923 – May 5, 1923
Succeeded by
James B. Reed

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