- Levi Lincoln, Jr.
name = Levi Lincoln, Jr.
order = 13th
office = Governor of Massachusetts
May 26, 1825
January 9, 1834
Thomas L. Winthrop(1826-1833) Samuel Turell Armstrong(1833-1834)
successor = John Davis
birth_date = birth date|1782|10|25|mf=y
death_date = death date and age|1868|5|29|1782|10|25|mf=y
party = Democratic-Republican
spouse = Penelope Winslow Seaver
order2 = 11th
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
term_start2 = 1823
term_end2 = 1824
William Phillips, Jr.
order3 = Member of the
U.S. House of Representativesfrom Massachusetts's 5th district
February 17, 1834
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 Dukakiswas 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, Massachusettsin 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 Biglerin the 1850s, Nelson and Winthrop Rockefellerin the 1960s, and George W. Bushand Jeb Bushfrom 1999 to 2000.)
* [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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