Longtime Rep. John Lewis turns 80: a look back(32 images)

Civil rights icon John Lewis, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987, celebrates his 80th birthday on Friday. The Georgia Democrat has played a key role in the civil rights movement since the 1960s.

Rep. John Lewis prepares to pay his respects at Rep. Elijah Cummings' memorial ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2019. Pool Photo by Melina Mara/UPI | License Photo
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