Delano Lewis

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Delano Lewis
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U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
In office
1999–2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJames A. Joseph
Succeeded byCameron Hume
Personal details
Born (1938-11-12) November 12, 1938 (age 82)
Arkansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Gayle Carolyn Jones (m. 1960)
ChildrenPhill Lewis, among others
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
Washburn University

Delano Eugene Lewis (born November 12, 1938)[1][2] is an American attorney, businessman, and diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001 during the Bill Clinton presidency. He had roles at the Peace Corps and National Public Radio. He is the father of actor Phill Lewis.

Life[change | change source]

Lewis was born in Arkansas City, Kansas.[2][3] Lewis went to Sumner High School, in Kansas City, Kansas, graduating in 1956.[4] He graduated form the University of Kansas in 1960.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Who's Who in America – 2007 (61 ed.). 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Delano E. Lewis Papers, 1960–1997". University of Kansas. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  3. Peabody, Alvin (May 14, 1997). "Delano E. Lewis: Seeking to Transform National Public Radio". The Washington Informer. 33 (32). p. 1.
  4. "2005 Alumni Honor Roll". Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  5. Trescott, Jacqueline (January 6, 1988). "Delano Lewis, The Insider's Outsider – The C&P Vice President, Heading Up the Board of Trade & Playing Down Mayoral Talk". The Washington Post. p. C1.