Tufts '76, Duquesne Law '80
Timothy K. Lewis came to Kiski with an inner strength rooted deep in tradition. His family had a history of making a commitment and making a difference: they had started a church, founded a university, ran the Underground Railroad, even won the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War. They had helped shape the character of the nation, and he wanted to do the same.
So it was no surprise that Tim graduated with honors (and nine varsity letters) from Kiski, then went on to Tufts, Duquesne Law School, and a career of public service.
And it was no surprise that he prosecuted over hundred jury trials during his appointments as an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney.
But it was something of a surprise — albeit a pleasant one — when, at the age of 36, he was appointed by President George Bush to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, making him the youngest federal judge in the United States.
And it was even more pleasant a surprise when, at the age of 37, the President elevated him the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Tim has received many honors during his professional career, but says that among those of which he is most proud is the Kiski Distinguished Alumnus Award.