Marvin Lewis
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1907
Date of Death: 1991
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): City Supervisor of San Francisco
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Direct

Marvin Lewis (1907 - October 5, 1991) was a city supervisor of San Francisco, California from 1944 to 1955. After his days as a supervisor, he went into private law practice, where he became famous for taking and winning frivolous lawsuits involving psychological damage. The most famous of these was a 1970 case in which he sued the City of San Francisco on behalf of a woman who claimed a cable car accident had turned her into a sex maniac.

Marvin Lewis in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

In 1947, a politician named Marvin appeared alongside Diana McGraw at a Mothers Against the Madness in Germany event in San Francisco. After the event Marvin and a number of other Bay Area politicos hosted a dinner in McGraw's honor, and after the dinner Lewis offered to drive the tipsy McGraw back to her hotel on the other side of the city. At the hotel, Marvin asked McGraw if he could join her in her room for a nightcap. Against her better judgment, McGraw let him in and the two had a gratuitous one-night stand. McGraw would later feel very guilty about the affair but would also remember how pleasurable it had been.[1]

Marvin meant so little to Diana that she never bothered to remember his last name.[2]

Literary Comment[]

While Marvin's surname is not given, sufficient biographical information is provided which matches Marvin Lewis.


  1. The Man With the Iron Heart, pgs. 452-454, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 524.