Lewis, Austin, 1865?-1944

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Austin Lewis was a lecturer, writer and attorney with law offices in San Francisco and Oakland. He devoted his career to so-called radical causes, such as the pardon of Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings and the repeal of California's criminal syndicalism law, and to defense of civil liberties in general, usually involving persons with little or no money. He helped organize the Northern California Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and served as its counsel and on the Advisory Committee.

From the guide to the Austin Lewis Papers, 1913-1944, (The Bancroft Library)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Armer, Laura Adams, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Billings, Warren K., 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Everett, Oliver. person
associatedWith Marx, Guido H. (Guido Hugo), b. 1871. person
associatedWith Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942. person
associatedWith New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities. corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Royce, Robert M., d. 1927. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California
Subject
Lawyers
Civil rights
Working class
Syndicalism
Labor movement
Labor
Occupation
Activity

Person

Death 1944

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