John Lewis was a civil rights icon. Known as the "conscience of the U.S. Congress," Lewis continually represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District, which includes most of Atlanta, since taking office in 1987. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in Dec. 2019. Lewis died at age 80 on July 17, 2020.

Congressman John Lewis is photographed in his offices in the Canon House office building on March 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
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