Levi LINCOLN, Congress, MA (1782-1868)


LINCOLN, Levi, (son of Levi Lincoln [1749-1820] and brother of Enoch Lincoln), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, Mass., October 25, 1782; attended Leicester Academy, Leicester, Mass., and was graduated from Harvard University in 1802; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of his profession at Worcester in 1805; served in the state senate in 1812 and 1813; member of the state house of representatives 1814-1822 and served as speaker in 1822; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820; elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts in 1823; appointed associate justice of the state supreme court in 1824; governor of Massachusetts 1825-1834; declined reelection; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Davis; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from February 17, 1834, to March 16, 1841, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses); collector of the port of Boston, by appointment of President Harrison, 1841-1843; served in the state senate in 1844 and 1845 and was president of that body in the latter year; first mayor of Worcester in 1848; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864; died in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., May 29, 1868; interment in the Rural Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present