Lincoln, Levi, 1749–1820, American public official, b. Hingham, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1772. A lawyer, he held various local offices during the American Revolution and later became a Jeffersonian political leader. He served (1801–4) as U.S. Attorney General. He was subsequently lieutenant governor and governor of Massachusetts.
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