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Encyclopedia > Levi P. Morton
Levi Parsons Morton
Levi P. Morton

In office
March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
Preceded by Thomas A. Hendricks
Succeeded by Adlai E. Stevenson
President Benjamin Harrison

Born May 16, 1824
Shoreham, Vermont
Died May 16, 1920
Rhinebeck, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse Anna Livingston Reade Street
Religion Congregationalist

Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824May 16, 1920) was a Representative from New York and the 22nd Vice President of the United States. Image File history File links LeviParsonsMorton. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 – November 25, 1885) was a Representative and a Senator from Indiana and the twenty-first Vice President of the United States. ... Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914) was a Congressman from Illinois and the twenty-third Vice President of the United States. ... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Shoreham, Vermont Shoreham is a town located in Addison County, Vermont. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Rhinebeck is a village located in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. ... GOP redirects here. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practising congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession...


Morton was born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont. His father was the Rev. Daniel O. Morton, a Congregationalist minister of old New England stock. He left school early and worked as a clerk in a general store in Enfield, Massachusetts, taught school in Boscawen, New Hampshire, engaged in mercantile pursuits in Hanover, New Hampshire, moved to Boston, entered the dry-goods business in New York City and engaged in banking there. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the 45th Congress. He was appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes as honorary commissioner to the Paris Exhibition of 1878. Shoreham, Vermont Shoreham is a town located in Addison County, Vermont. ... Addison County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practising congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... A general store is usually a retailer located in a small town or in a rural area with a broad selection of merchandise crammed into a relatively small space. ... Enfield was a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, location 42° 19 N, 072° 22 W. The town was incorporated in 1801 from portions of Greenwich and Belchertown. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the remainder of this article may require cleanup. ... Boscawen is a town located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hanover is a town located on the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe) (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). ... The third Paris Worlds Fair, called an Exposition Universelle in French was held in 1878 and celebrated the recovery of France after the crushing defeat of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. ...


Morton was elected as a Republican to the 46th and 47th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1879, until his resignation, effective March 21, 1881. Presidential candidate James Garfield asked him to be his vice presidential candidate in 1880, but Morton turned down the offer. He asked to be Minister to Britain or France instead. He was United States Minister to France from 1881 to 1885. He was very popular in France, helping commercial relations run smoothly between the two countries during his term, and he hammered the first nail in the construction of the Statue of Liberty. Morton was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Benjamin Harrison, serving from March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States (1881) and the second U.S. President to be assassinated (Abraham Lincoln was the first). ... -1... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a statue given to the United States by the Paris based Union Franco-Americaine (Franco-American Union) in 1876, standing at... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Levi Morton was Governor of New York from 1895 to 1897. Following his public career, he became a real estate investor. He died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, on his 96th birthday, the only Vice President to have died on their birth date. He is interred in the Rhinebeck Cemetery. This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Rhinebeck is a village located in the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York. ... Dutchess County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession...


The Village of Morton Grove, Illinois is named after Morton. He provided the funding necessary to allow Miller's Mill (now Lincoln Avenue) to pass through the upstart neighborhood, and provide goods to trade and sell. Morton Grove was incorporated in December of 1895. Morton was the second-longest lived Vice President, living to be exactly 96 years old. Only John Nance Garner lived longer. Morton even survived five of his successors in the vice presidency, Adlai E. Stevenson, Garret Hobart, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Fairbanks and James S. Sherman. Gerald Ford would have to live to July 14, 2009 to surpass Morton for second place. Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession... John Nance Cactus Jack Garner (November 22, 1868 – November 7, 1967) was a Representative from Texas and the thirty-second Vice President of the United States (1933-41). ... Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914) was a Congressman from Illinois and the twenty-third Vice President of the United States. ... Garret Augustus Hobart (June 3, 1844–November 21, 1899) was the twenty-fourth Vice President of the United States. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Charles W. Fairbanks Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918) was a Senator from Indiana and the twenty-sixth Vice President of the United States. ... James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was a Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

National Contest, Containing Portraits and Biographies of Our National Favorites, Darling Bros. & Co., Detroit, Michigan, 1888.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


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Preceded by:
Benjamin A. Willis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1879March 21, 1881
Succeeded by:
Roswell P. Flower
Preceded by:
Edward F. Noyes
United States Minister to France
18811885
Succeeded by:
Robert Milligan McLane
Preceded by:
John A. Logan
Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate
1888 (won)
Succeeded by:
Whitelaw Reid
Preceded by:
Thomas A. Hendricks
Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1889March 4, 1893
Succeeded by:
Adlai E. Stevenson
Preceded by:
Roswell P. Flower
Governor of New York
18951897
Succeeded by:
Frank S. Black

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Levi P. Morton (213 words)
Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 - May 16, 1920) was a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States.
Morton was born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont.
Morton was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, serving from March 4, 1879, until his resignation, effective March 21, 1881.
Morton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (142 words)
Morton is the name of several people, places, and things in the English language.
Morton, J. Sterling, US Secretary of Agriculture and founder of Arbor Day.
Morton, Thomas, British poet, lawyer, and early colonist of Massachusetts
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