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Meriwether Lewis

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Birthday
18, 1774
Birthplace
Ivy, VA
Death Date
Oct 11, 1809 (35)
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Birthday
18, 1774
Birthplace
Ivy, VA
Death Date
Oct 11, 1809 (35)

About

He explored and mapped the American Northwest with his partner William Clark.

Before Fame

He was appointed to be President Thomas Jefferson's aide in 1801 and provided him with information regarding army politics.

Trivia

In addition to helping to map the U.S., he served as governor of Louisiana.

Family Life

He was the son of Lt. William Lewis and Lucy Meriweather. His father died of pneumonia when he was a child.

Associated With

Napoleon Bonaparte sold the U.S. a large amount of land in what came to be known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark set out explore this land.