Former TimesLedger columnist dies at 84
Former TimesLedger columnist William C. Lewis
died on Sept. 16, 2019, at the age of 84.
Lewis, an accomplished historian, graduated
from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social
Science in January 1993 and was inducted into the
college’s Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society.
Lewis received a Master’s Degree in history
from St. John’s Universityin January 1998 and was
awarded a Certificate of Academic Excellence in the
Lewis was an adjunct Professor of History and
Political Science at the collegiate level. He taught at
LaGuardia Community College, Nassau, Community
College, Wagner Community College, and St.
John’s University. He also taught Political History of
New York, ranging from 1789-1970.
He conducted seminars and presentations on historical
political events, as well as book reviews at
Nassau County libraries.
Lewis also worked as a legislative assistant for
state assemblymen, helping to prepare legislative
bills and conducted legislative research from 1965
ewis received an honorable discharge from active
duty and graduated from the Military Police
Provost Marshal General’s School at Fort Gordon in
Georgia. He served in South Korea and left the service
with the rank of E-4 Specialist.
From April 2007 until 2018 Lewis was a political
columnist for TimesLedger Newspapers. His “Political
Action” column was published in 12 newspapers
throughout Queens. Lewis would often write about
how modern day politics sometimes had parallels
with American History.
Lewis is survived by his sister Valerie Jean
Schecter; nephews Todd Matthew Schecter and
Bradford Evan Schecter; and dear friends Philip and
Naomi Seca, Tom and Kathleen Cronin.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded
Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan.,
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