Religion: manifestly non-religious
Number of Appearances: 1
Employer: Star Inc.
Occupation: business owner
Worked for: The Ultra-Humanite
Lyons appears to have been the man in charge of Star Inc., which was a firm which built subway tunnels for the city using shoddy building materials. When City Inspector Hughes was investigating a subway crash caused by Star Inc.'s negligence, Lyons ordered his men to murder the inspector. Superman saved Hughes and went to the offices of Star Inc. Superman forced Lyons to sign a confession detailing how he "grafted on th' material used to build th' subway." Superman turned Lyons along with his confession into authorities. Lyons knew this would ruin his career and business, but Superman gave him no choice. Scores of people had been injured in a subway collapse and Superman correctly blamed Lyons for this, as well as the attempt to murder a city inspector.
Some of the men who worked for Lyons escaped while Superman was taking their boss in. Superman picked up their trail and followed them, learning that Lyons and the other Star Inc. agents ultimately worked for the Ultra-Humanite, who was Superman's arch-enemy at the time.
Note that "Star Inc." has no connection whatsoever to S.T.A.R. Labs, which would later become a prominent scientific research lab in Superman comics.