J. Curtis Lewis, Jr.


Age: 79

Summary: the first Republican mayor of Savannah, Georgia in a century who pushed for the construction of the city's civic center as mayor and worked to renovate River Street (now a magnet for tourists), but who built real estate investment firms and owned TV and radio stations throughout the Southeast.

Cause of Death: Leukemia

Born: March 11, 1926

Died: August 20, 2005

Savannah, Georgia