Levi P. Morton

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Levi Parsons Morton
22nd Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byThomas A. Hendricks
Succeeded byAdlai E. Stevenson
31st Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1895 – December 31, 1896
LieutenantCharles T. Saxton
Preceded byRoswell P. Flower
Succeeded byFrank S. Black
United States Minister to France
In office
PresidentJames A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Preceded byEdward Follansbee Noyes
Succeeded byRobert Milligan McLane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 21, 1881
Preceded byBenjamin A. Willis
Succeeded byRoswell P. Flower
Personal details
Born(1824-05-16)May 16, 1824
Shoreham, Vermont
DiedMay 16, 1920(1920-05-16) (aged 96)
Rhinebeck, New York
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lucy Young Kimball (1st wife)
Anna Livingston Reade Street (2nd wife)

Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was a U.S. representative from New York and the 22nd vice president of the United States. He also later served as the 31st Governor of New York.

Morton died on his 96th birthday at his home in Rhinebeck, New York on May 16, 1920 from bronchopneumonia.[1] At 96, Levi Morton was the longest lived Vice President of the United States until 1964, when he was surpassed by John Nance Garner.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Levi P. Morton is Dead on his 96th Birthday". The Sun and the New York Herald. New York, NY. May 17, 1920. p. 1.