Lewis Brown was an Afghan hound who belonged to President Carter, our 39th president.
Because this was an era before social media, not much is known about Lewis. He lived quietly in the White House with First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Carter.
Afghan hounds originated in Afghanistan and are noticeable for their long, silky coats and curled-up tail.
Afghan hounds also tend to have an average life span of about 12 years. It is interesting to think about what Lewis Brown may have been privy to during those years with President Carter, particularly during the Iran hostage crisis, which so defined Carter’s presidency.