Judge Richard A Lewis, of Dauphin County, will step down at the end of the year.


Judge Richard A Lewis of Dauphin County will step down at the end of the year.

Judge Richard A Lewis, who has served on the bench for 28 years, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

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However, as a senior judge, he will continue to work part-time.

Lewis, 74, was first elected to his county seat in 1993 and was re-elected in 2003 and 2013.

At the age of 75, he would be forced to retire from his full-time county job.

Lewis described his service in the black robe as “a once-in-a-lifetime honor.”

From 2005 to 2010, and again from 2015 to last year, the Steelton native served as president judge of the county court. He is a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Rutgers University, and The Dickinson School of Law.

Lewis served as the county’s district attorney from 1980 to 1994 before becoming a judge.

In 1972, he started working as an assistant district attorney for the county.

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