January 24, 1987
Ralph M. Lewis, son of the founder and head of the 250,000-member Rosicrucian order, has died, it was reported Tuesday. Lewis, head of the order for nearly 50 years, was 82 and died Jan. 12 in San Jose, although his death had gone unreported. His father, H. Spencer Lewis, a New York advertising executive who started the Ancient and Mystic Order of Rosae Crusis in 1909, moved the headquarters to San Jose in 1927. Lewis took over the organization after his father's death in 1938.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2001 |
Home building pioneer and philanthropist Ralph Milton Lewis, who created a $685-million development powerhouse before selling it to Kaufman & Broad Home Corp., died Thursday at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland. He was 81. A self-educated attorney turned builder, Lewis was one of a handful of building industry titans, including John D. Lusk, Eli Broad and William Lyon, who shaped the housing market in post-World War II Southern California.
March 3, 1993 |
A Continental Basketball Assn. game between the Fargo Fever and Rapid City Thrillers in Fargo, N.D., was postponed when one of two vans carrying the Rapid City team was struck from behind by a car. Authorities said Richard Coffey, Ralph Lewis, Clinton Smith and Richard Morton of the Thrillers were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries and released.
July 19, 1992 |
Ira Norris, president of Inco Homes, one of the country's affordable housing leaders, has been chosen "Housing Person of the Year" for the Los Angeles area by the National Housing Conference (NHC). NHC, the nation's oldest nonprofit bipartisan citizens' housing organization, advocates national housing policies designed to make decent housing available, affordable and accessible to all citizens.
March 27, 1988
Three building industry leaders--Richard J. Flamson of Security Pacific Corp., William Lyon of the William Lyon Co. and Ronald E. Birtcher of Birtcher Development--will be honored Tuesday at the Bonaventure Hotel. They will receive the 1988 Medal of Honor of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. Past medal recipients include Kenneth Leventhal, Randall E. Presley, Leighton B. Tuck, Ray Watt, Ernest W. Hahn, Raymond D. Edwards, John D. Lusk and Ralph Lewis.