Levi Lincoln, Jr.

Levi Lincoln, Jr.

Infobox Governor
name = Levi Lincoln, Jr.

order = 13th
office = Governor of Massachusetts
term_start = May 26, 1825
term_end = January 9, 1834
lieutenant = Thomas L. Winthrop (1826-1833)
Samuel Turell Armstrong (1833-1834)
predecessor = Marcus Morton
successor = John Davis
birth_date = birth date|1782|10|25|mf=y
birth_place = Worcester, Massachusetts
death_date = death date and age|1868|5|29|1782|10|25|mf=y
death_place = Worcester, Massachusetts
party = Democratic-Republican
spouse = Penelope Winslow Seaver
profession =
religion =
order2 = 11th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
term_start2 = 1823
term_end2 = 1824
governor2 = William Eustis
predecessor2 = William Phillips, Jr.
successor2 = Marcus Morton
order3 = Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 5th district
term_start3 = February 17, 1834
term_end3 = March 16, 1841
predecessor3 = John Davis
successor3 = Charles Hudson

Levi Lincoln, Jr. (October 25, 1782–May 29, 1868) was an American lawyer and politician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He was Governor of Massachusetts (1825-1834) and represented the state in the U.S. Congress (1834-1841). Lincoln was the longest consecutive-serving governor in Massachusetts' history at 9 years from 1825-1834, although he was not the longest serving governor (Michael Dukakis was the longest serving at 12 years, from 1975-1979, and then 1983-1991).

Lincoln was distantly related to President Abraham Lincoln, sharing a common ancestor in one Samuel Lincoln, who had settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in the 17th Century. Levi Lincoln supported Abraham Lincoln's campaign for the presidency in Massachusetts.

Lincoln's father, also named Levi Lincoln, Sr., had also represented Massachusetts in the Congress, and had also been governor of Massachusetts (although only briefly, and by succession rather than election). His brother, Enoch Lincoln, was Governor of Maine from 1827 to 1829, and thus they were the first two brothers to be Governors simultaneously (like John and William Bigler in the 1850s, Nelson and Winthrop Rockefeller in the 1960s, and George W. Bush and Jeb Bush from 1999 to 2000.)

External links

* [http://www.mass.gov/statehouse/massgovs/llincon2.htm Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Biography]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7504884 Find-A-Grave]
* [http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/peopleofpower/abrahamlincoln.html People of Power: Abraham Lincoln]

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