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Lewis, Ben E. (Ben Elden), 1913-2005

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913-2005

Biographical History

Ben E. Lewis (1913-2005) was an executive vice president of Brigham Young University.

Ben Eldon Lewis was born November 16, 1913 to George William and Olena Dorothea Kempe Lewis in Mesa, Arizona. He married Barbara Rae Wootton on October 4, 1944 in Salt Lake City. They eventually had five children: Linda, Stephen, James, Mary Anne, and John. Lewis attended Brigham Young University, where he was elected student body president, and then the University of Denver, where he earned a Master's degree. He was employed by Hot Shoppes, Inc., which later became the Marriott Corporation, for seven years. In 1952, he returned to BYU to work in administration, eventually being promoted to executive vice president. Lewis was active in his community and his church, serving as the London England mission president for five years and participating in the Provo City Planning commission for seven years.

Lewis passed away in Provo, Utah, on October 20, 2005.

Citation

Deseret News, via WWW, 9 February 2015 (Ben E. Lewis was born November 16, 1913 to George William and Olena Dorothea Kempe Lewis in Mesa, Arizona; married Barbara Rae Wootton on October 4, 1944 in Salt Lake City; had five children: Linda, Stephen, James, Mary Anne, and John; attended Brigham Young University, where he was elected student body president, and then the University of Denver, where he earned a Master's degree; employed by Hot Shoppes, Inc., which later became the Marriott Corporation, for seven years; returned to BYU to work in administration in 1952, eventually being promoted to executive vice president; active in his community and his church, serving as the London England mission president for five years and participating in the Provo City Planning commission for seven years; passed away in Provo, Utah, on October 20, 2005).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George K. Lewis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6160
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and negatives (most of which were created by Georkee), personal art work, scrapbooks, copies of the BYU Baynan for the years that Georkee was a student at BYU, maps, letters, magazine clippings and various other correspondence. The bulk of the collection consists of stereoviews most of which are from Keystone Views Co. taken by Georkee while an employee of that company. Included in the collection is a genealogy book titled "Descendants of George William Lewis and Olena...
Dates: 1920-1940