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Biographical Sketch of Cora Gilbert Lewis

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Cora Gilbert Lewis, member of the Board of Educational Administration of Kansas, had long been interested in educational affairs in this state and had become one of the prominent Kansas women.

Mrs. Lewis served as president of the Kansas Woman’s Press Association in 1901. In 1902 she was elected president of the Seventh District Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas. From 1903 to 1905, two years, she was president of the Kansas State Federation of Women’s Clubs and in 1905-07 was visiting member of the Kansas Board of Control. Her work as member of the Kansas Board of Educational Administration had continued for a four-year term, beginning in 1913. She is an active member of the Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas, of the National Education Association, of the Red Cross and is a member of the Episcopal Church. Politically Mrs. Lewis is a democrat.

Cora Gilbert was born at Cameron, Missouri, a daughter of Horace Wilson and Trescinda (Wren) Gilbert, her father a native of Vermont and her mother of Kentucky. Both the Gilbert and Wren ancestry goes back to England and the Gilberts were early established in the New England states.

Mrs. Lewis was educated in the public schools of Missouri and for five years was a teacher before her marriage, she was married in Kansas in 1888 to James M. Lewis, editor of the Kinsley Graphic, and is the mother of three children: Loraine Lewis, married C. J. Jackson; Gilbert McArthur Lewis; and Kelton E. Lewis, who was graduated LL. B. from the Kansas State University in 1914, and had hardly begun his career which showed so much promise when he died in 1916.


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