Full Name: Meriwether Lewis
Profession: Soldier/Public Administrator
Why Famous: Known for his role as the leader of specially-established unit of the US Army called "Corps of Discovery" with William Clark.
- 1804-05-14 Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
- 1809-10-11 Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.