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Anthony Lewis

New York, USA
Death 25 Mar 2013 (aged 85)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Memorial Service
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Lewis was married to Margaret Marshall, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She retired in 2010 to spend more time with her husband after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Lewis won the Pulitzer in 1955 for national reporting for the Washington Daily News and again in 1963 for national reporting for The New York Times. From 1969 to 2001, he wrote the column "Abroad at Home" for the Times.
He wrote several books including: "Portrait of a Decade: The Second American Revolution," ''Gideon's Trumpet," and "Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment."
He graduated from Harvard College in 1948.

Anthony Lewis of Cambridge, Massachusetts, born New York, March 27, 1927, died March 25, 2013 of complications of heart and renal failure. Dearly beloved husband of Margaret Hilary Marshall, devoted father of Eliza, David and Mia Lewis, beloved grandfather of Miranda, Lily, Zoe, Thea, Evie, Beatrice and Jack. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 330 7th Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001.


LEWIS--Anthony. The Officers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences acknowledge with sadness the passing of distinguished journalist, columnist, author and Academy Fellow Anthony Lewis. A courageous voice for individual rights and freedom of the press, he won two Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting, including his transformative work for the New York Times in making the proceedings of the U.S. Supreme Court more understandable to the public. President Bill Clinton honored him with the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001. We extend our condolences to his wife, the Honorable Margaret H. Marshall, and to his children and grandchildren. Louis W. Cabot, Chair of the Board Leslie C. Berlowitz, President

.Published in The New York Times on March 31, 2013

May 17, 2013
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC

April 14, 2013
He was a neighbor of mine, or I was a neighbor of his; used to see him at Darwin's once in a while. I was going to introduce myself and say hello, but now it is too late. The lesson is what can be done today should not be left for tomorrow. My sincere condolence to the family.
~ Fereydoun Safizadeh, Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 31, 2013
May the Lewis family be blessed by God.Happy are the mericiful,since they will be shown mercy..matt.5:7.....

~~ March 30, 2013
May the God of all comfort and peace be with your dear family.John3:16.

March 28, 2013
Dear family may you find peace from the God of comfort.
~ l e, Ohio

March 28, 2013
Dear Margie -- It seems like just yesterday when we worked together at Choate, Hall & Stewart. May your wonderful memories with Tony bring you comfort during this very difficult time.
~ Stephanie (Zukowski) Howe, Boston, Massachusetts

March 28, 2013
I knew Tony Lewis for a few years before I realized who he really was...I am a simple working man and he treated me with respect and was always interested in what my life was about. I am proud to say that my path had crossed Tony Lewis'..He was a fine gentleman. Rest in peace sir!!!
~ Joseph Cisek, Maynard, Massachusetts

March 28, 2013
Chief Justice Marshall. Although we did not know Mr. Lewis, we did know you through our time together at The Armenian Nursing Home. You, Chief Justice, were always so kind to my husband, "Bobby" and my family and always took time out of your busy schedule to stop and "talk" to him while visiting your mother. Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family on your loss.
The Byrnes Family of Dedham
~ audree byrnes, dedham, Massachusetts

March 28, 2013
Anthony Lewis was a beacon of light in the profession. Thank you for your story about Mr. Chasanow of Greenbelt MD and his fight against the Pentagon. Condolences to family, friends, and admirers
~ ER, Maryland

March 28, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Lewis family. God invites you to draw close to him(Ja. 4:8)

March 28, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more. For God has promised.

March 27, 2013
thank you Mr Lewis for speaking up about the oppression of the Palestinians and being on the right side of history. I pray that more will come and the region will have true peace. my condolences to Anthonys family.

March 27, 2013
My father was an old colleague of Tony's in Washington and New York in the 1950s. When Dad died in 2011, Tony sent a kind handwritten message which was passed around the family. Let me now return the kindness on behalf of the family. One of my memorable summers was spent as a copy boy in the Sunday Department of the New York Times, and one of my jobs was to read Tony his copy as it came back from the composing room on Saturday afternoon. I was an extravagant admirer of his coverage of the great Supreme Court decisions of the 1960s. I hope that he and Joe Nolan are now hashing over old times and skewering the nitwits of the world...
~ David Nolan, St. Augustine, Florida

March 27, 2013
I am very sorry to hear about this. He was one of my favorite columnists.
~ Susan Nunes, Medford, Oregon

March 27, 2013
To the family of Anthony Lewis, I am so sorry for your recent loss, I hope that your family can find some comfort at Philemon 15, in your time grief.
~ Toni Works, Akron, Ohio

March 27, 2013
rest in peace
~ Dwayne Bickham, Dayton, Ohio

March 26, 2013
Chief Justice Marshall --

There are some losses that are so very hard to accept and Mr. Lewis' is one of them. He and his work on civil rights and race relations served as guide-posts for an entire generation. It is fitting that you were a couple, as your work on civil rights for the gay community has paved the way for a future generation.

May The Lord hold both of you, gently, in the palm of his hand
~ Harriett L. Stanley, Orleans, Massachusetts

March 26, 2013
Dear Margie I am sorry to hear of your dear Tony's passing. Please know that your many friends at the OGC and Harvard have you in their thoughts.
I remember your kindness to me.
Most sincerely, Peg Southwick
~ Peg Southwick, Winchester, Massachusetts

March 26, 2013
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer during this time.psalm 65:2 March 26, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and that God cares for you and will help you during your time of need. Psalms 121:2 says"My help is from God. The maker of heaven and earth." With deepest sympathy.
Arlington, Virginia

March 26, 2013
Remembering a writer of justice and the first amendment
Tony will be missed.
~ Joan Crimlisk, Derry, New Hampshire

March 26, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to Justice Marshall and the Lewis family for this loss. Tony was a close and treasured friend of my father, David Mazzone, and he will be greatly missed by our family.
~ John Mazzone, Belmont, Massachusetts

March 26, 2013
our condolences For the Lewis Family~
Thank you Mr.AnthonyLewis
For the stories,as of
in the Washington Post/
inspired Law of the many'
voices of written pages
and the Court of judges = USA
~ Victoria&Andrew ~:~, California~Copenhagen`SLC, Utah

March 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. the bible can be of some comfort at john 3:16 March 26, 2013
...Soon after I married Ambassador Kenneth Franzheim II in 1974, we met Tony at a Washington briefing. I knew my husband expected me to "circulate" however speaking with Tony was riveting to say the least. Tony and I became pen-pals.
...Tony was pure synergy-in-action on many levels and his voice was compelling.
...THANK-GOD Tony was in my world!
~ susan franzheim, beverly hills, California

March 26, 2013
In 2007 the Massachusetts Bar Foundation honored the life and work of Anthony Lewis by presenting him with the Foundation's "Great Friend of Justice" award. The name of the award aptly describes the way Anthony Lewis lived his life. He will be missed not only by his devoted wife, Chief Justice Marshall, and his entire family, but by all who cherish justice and the rule of law.
~ Francis A. Ford, Worcester, Massachusetts

March 26, 2013
When I was in junior high and high school, Anthony Lewis was one of the columnists we were taught to read (by social studies and history teachers whom I still remember and respect greatly) -- as an example of fine writing, great liberal principles and conscience, on issues that really mattered. Loved that little photo of him next to his NY Times column -- made him seem like a friend and mentor to us as we read. Sending you warm sympathies for your loss, and thanks.
~ Carole C. Fay, Vernon, Connecticut

March 26, 2013
Eliza and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. I know you always spoke highly about your dad and I'm sure he about you and your girls. Take care. Thinking of you at this time. I miss you at SRBC.
~ Jean MacNeill, Wakefield, Massachusetts

March 25, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Lewis family. God invites all to draw close to him and he will draw close to you (Ja. 4;8).
~ Mary Smith, Pennsylvania

March 25, 2013
Anthony Lewis came to Cleveland in 2000, to Tiferith Israel, as Scholar in Residence. He spoke as he wrote, with clarity and a pure belief in progressive principles. I am deeply saddened by his loss to the world of letters and thought.
~ Myra White, Shaker Heights, Ohio

March 25, 2013
To the Lewis Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
~ Michael and Walter Sullivan, Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 25, 2013
I am so deeply saddened to learn of Tony's passing, he was such a kind and lovely man. I felt so fortunate to make his acquaintance and will cherish the memories of our friendship. My deepest sympathy to his beloved wife, Margaret and his children and grandchildren whom he loved so dearly.
Rest in peace dear Tony.
~ Patricia Brennan, Billerica, Massachusetts

March 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the family and friends loss of Mr Lewis. We must rely upon the comfort that our God gives in times like these.
~ verna, Texas M

arch 25, 2013
I practiced law for 30 years and mentored students at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law for almost 20 years. Whenever a student successfully completed the first year of law school, I would give her Gideon's Trumpet. In clear and lucid prose that anyone could understand, Anthony Lewis explained the arcane procedures of the U.S. Supreme Court and abstract legal concepts such as "selective incorporation". But most importantly, he told an inspiring story of how a barely literate drifter persuaded the Supreme Court to change its mind and extend the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel to the States -- with the assistance of appointed appellate counsel, Abe Fortas, and his colleagues, of course. The book exemplifies how creative and noble the legal profession can be. I once wrote to him about giving his book to my mentees, and he sent me a brief but gracious response. Years later, I met him before a lecture he was giving at Case, and he autographed my copies of "Gideon's Trumpet" and "Make No Law". He was a great writer and a true gentleman. It is fitting, if not, ironic, that Lewis died as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.
~ Vincent Lombardo, Cleveland, Ohio

March 25, 2013
Chief "Margie":
You married a legend and brought him great joy and pride.
Please know of my prayers for Tony's peace and for your strength at this time of sadness.
With sincere condolences,
~ Paul Kirk, Jr., Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

March 25, 2013
My sincere condolence for the loss of Anthony your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you all show. ~ B Lucas, Fort Wayne, Indiana

March 25, 2013
Always so sad to learn of the passing of a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lewis family, friends and fans. 2 Corinthians 2:3,4.


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