Stephen Lewis Biography
(Politician, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (1984-88))
Birthday: November 11, 1937 (Scorpio)
Born In: Ottawa, Canada
Stephen Henry Lewis is a Canadian politician, broadcaster, diplomat, author and professor. He is known for the contribution he has made in the society through his work in the field of HIV/AIDS in Africa. He grew up in a political environment as his father, David Lewis, was the National Secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth. He went to University of Toronto and pursued his interest in social causes and politics there by becoming the member of the Hart House debating committee and availing the opportunity to debate with John F. Kennedy. Lewis could not finish his higher studies as he flunked in his final examinations and instead worked with socialist International. There he got an opportunity to visit Africa and understand the basic structure and miseries of the country. His political career began when he was elected as a leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Lewis has dedicated his life to politics, United Nations and academics and most importantly working towards bringing the attention of general public and international leaders on Africa and the growing pandemic there. Because of his proficiency in politics, social work and diplomatic work, he was made the Scholar-in-Residence at the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University.