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Lewis Charles LEVIN

(1808-1860)

LEVIN, Lewis Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Charleston, S.C., November 10, 1808; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia; moved to Woodville, Miss., about 1828 and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in several States; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1838; one of the founders of the American Party in 1842; editor of the Philadelphia Daily Sun; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Thirtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 14, 1860; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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