William Lewis

William Lewis (HM1KKG)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19132 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.645', W 75° 11.359'

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Philadelphia judge, lawyer, and abolitionist, Lewis played an important role in the drafting and passage of the 1780 "Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery." It was the first abolition legislation in America. Lewis maintained an anti-slavery stance throughout his life as a counselor for the Pa. Abolition Society, defending the rights of slaves freed under this Act. Historic Strawberry Mansion, built in 1789, was Lewis's summer home
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 483838 N 4427117
Decimal Degrees39.99408333, -75.18931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.645', W 75° 11.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 38.7" N, 75° 11' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Woodford Dr, Philadelphia PA 19132, US
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