Henry Lewis '50 Receives 2006 Lincoln Heritage Award

Henry Lewis '50 Receives 2006 Lincoln Heritage Award

February 17, 2006

Henry Lewis.jpgFebruary 17, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Henry Lewis, a retired circuit court judge and 1950 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2006 Lincoln Heritage Award. The Rotary Club of Carmi, Illinois presented Lewis with the award Tuesday night, reports the Carmi Times. A Carmi native, Lewis "earned an undergraduate degree from DePauw University and his law degree from the University of Illinois," the story states. (photo at left courtesy of the newspaper)

As he received the award, Lewis modestly said that he has just tried to serve "in the vineyard." His brother-in-law fellow Rotarian, Mike Croghan, presented the award. "His 'service above self' has included over 50 years of giving and serving our community in many difference capacities," said Croghan.

Henry Lewis "was elected state's attorney of White County in 1956 and served in that capacity until 1966, when he was named an associate circuit judge. Lewis became a full circuit judge in 1970 and served until 1993, when he retired. He later served for a short time as a member of the Fifth asbury hall.jpgDistrict Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon, Ill," writes the Times' Barry Cleveland. "Lewis has long been a leader in First Presbyterian Church of Carmi, where his late father was pastor (and later his son, Dan). He has been a president, officer and board member of the White County Historical Society, and he remains a member of the Carmi Rotary Club, which he joined in 1953 and which he has served twice as president. Lewis was Scoutmaster here for many years and helped establish the local Crimestoppers organization."

Access the complete story at the newspaper's Web site.