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  Morton, Levi Parsons
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NameLevi Parsons Morton
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New York, New York , United States
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Born May 16, 1824
DiedMay 16, 1920 (96 years)
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InfoMORTON, Levi Parsons, a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., May 16, 1824; attended the public schools and Shoreham Academy; clerk in a general store in Enfield, Mass., 1838-1840; taught school in Boscawen, N.H., in 1840 and 1841; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Hanover, N.H., in 1845; moved to Boston in 1850; entered the dry-goods business in New York City in 1854; engaged in banking in New York City in 1863; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; was appointed by President Rutherford Hayes honorary commissioner to the Paris Exhibition of 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his resignation, effective March 21, 1881; United States Minister to France 1881-1885; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Benjamin Harrison and served from March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1893; Governor of New York 1895-1897; was an investor in real estate; died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., on May 16, 1920; interment in the Rhinebeck Cemetery.

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  06/18/1896 US President - R Convention Lost 6.42% (-66.81%)
  06/18/1896 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.11% (-56.54%)
  11/06/1894 NY Governor Won 52.82% (+12.24%)
  11/06/1888 US Vice President Won 58.10% (+16.21%)
  06/25/1888 US Vice President - R Convention Won 71.15% (+56.85%)
  01/19/1885 NY US Senate - R Caucus Lost 30.43% (-35.87%)
  03/21/1881 US Ambassador to France Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/13/1881 NY US Senate - R Caucus Lost 0.95% (-50.48%)
  11/02/1880 NY District 11 Won 55.03% (+10.06%)
  11/05/1878 NY District 11 Won 65.65% (+32.73%)
  11/07/1876 NY District 11 Lost 49.13% (-1.73%)
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