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  • ID: I42186
  • Name: Levi Parsons MORTON
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 MAY 1824 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1879 AND 21 MAR 1881
  • Event: Appointed BET 1881 AND 1885 U.S. Minister to France
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1889 AND 4 MAR 1893 22nd Vice-President of the United States
  • Event: Elected BET 1 JAN 1895 AND 31 DEC 1896 Governor of New York
  • Death: 16 MAY 1920 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY
  • Event: Pic Vice-President Levi Parsons Morton
  • Title: Vice President
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  • Note:
    MORTON, Levi Parsons, a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., May 16, 1824; attended the public schools and Shoreham Academy; clerk in a general store in Enfield, Mass., 1838-1840; taught school in Boscawen, N.H., in 1840 and 1841; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Hanover, N.H., in 1845; moved to Boston in 1850; entered the dry-goods business in New York City in 1854; engaged in banking in New York City in 1863; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; was appointed by President Rutherford Hayes honorary commissioner to the Paris Exhibition of 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his resignation, effective March 21, 1881; United States Minister to France 1881- 1885; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Benjamin Harrison and served from March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1893; Governor of New York 1895-1897; was an investor in real estate; died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., on May 16, 1920; interment in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Daniel Oliver MORTON b: 21 DEC 1788 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME
    Mother: Lucretia PARSONS b: 26 JUL 1789 in Goshen, Hampshire Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Anna Livingston Reade STREET b: 18 MAY 1846 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY
    • Married: 12 FEB 1873
    1. Has Children Edith Livingston MORTON b: 26 JUN 1874 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    2. Has No Children Lena Kearney MORTON b: 20 MAY 1875 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    3. Has No Children Helen Stuyvesant MORTON b: 2 AUG 1876 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    4. Has No Children Lewis Parsons MORTON , Jr. b: 21 SEP 1877 in London, Middlesex, England
    5. Has Children Alice MORTON b: 23 MAR 1879 in New York
    6. Has No Children Mary MORTON b: 11 JUN 1881 in New York
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