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Jewish Generals and Admirals in America's Military

Brig. Gen. Myron S. Lewis:
Veteran of World War II

by Seymour “Sy” Brody

Brigadier General Myron S. Lewis (Ret.) was a veteran of World War II and a lawyer in civilian life.

He was born on January 17, 1921, in Rochester, New York. He was the son of Mary and Maurice Lewis. He obtained his early education in the Rochester school system. He received his B.A. degree from Cornell University, in 1942. He earned his Doctor of Law with Distinction from Cornell University, in 1947.

His military career education started when he was an ROTC Honor Graduate at Cornell University. While in the Army Reserve, he attended the Battery Officers Course, Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Lewis attended a Career Course, Judge Advocate General School, Charlottesville, Virginia. He attended the Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also attended the U.S. Army War College, the National Security Management Course and the Defense Management Education Systems Curse.

Lewis was a Field Artillery Battery Commander. During World War II he was the logistics Director, Camp Detroit, France. He held many staff and command positions when he was in the U.S. Army Reserve, including Staff Judge Advocate Division Chief of Staff.

In civilian life, he was a lawyer for more than 50 years and he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of New York State, Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Military Appeals. He was on the corporate boards of directors of many corporations.

He was formerly married to the late Karen A. Lewis, a member of the New York State Bar. Lewis married Marcia Schirazi, a hospital administrator in Rochester, in 1995. They were married by Rabbi Judy Lewis, a niece of the groom. Between them, they have four daughters and three granddaughters.

Brigadier General Myron S. Lewis died on September 6, 2006, in Rochester.

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