Lewis J.M. Holmes was the president of the Carlton FC from 1958 to 1964.
Lew Holmes also held the position of Vice-President in 1955 and 1956
Carlton President's gavel reveals 160-year-old maritime taleLew was responsible for for having the Carlton president's chair and gavel specially made from the timbers from the S.S. Edina a three masted steamer built in 1853. The Edina was used on coastal Victorian runs and later Port Phillip Bay ferrying passengers to and from Geelong. The Carlton team occasionally travelled on the ship for its matches. It's sailing days were over in 1938 and it was towed to the Maribyrnong river where it remained until 1958 when it was scrapped.
Read Carlton historian Tony De Bolfo's fascinating article.