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Levi P. Morton

Levi P. Morton (1889-1893) will be remembered in the history of the United States of America for being the 22nd US Vice President. He contested the US Vice Presidency Election on the Republican ticket with support from Benjamin Harrison.

Levi P. Morton
He held the responsibility of US Vice Presidency from 4th March, 1889 to 3rd March, 1893. Levi P. Morton contested for the election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress but he proved unsuccessful. The President Rutherford Hayes honored him as the commissioner to the Paris Exhibition of 1878. In the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, Levi P. Morton was elected as a Republican who started serving from 4th March in the year of 1879. He carried with his duties in the office until he resigned which was effective on 21st March, 1881. From the period of 1881 to 1885, he served as the US Minister to France.

Levi P. Morton was born at Shoreham in Addison County, Vt. On 16th May in the year of 1824. He studied in the public schools and a little later in Shoreham Academy. From 1838 to 1840 he worked as a clerk in a general store in Enfield, Mass. Levi P. Morton also worked as a teacher in Boscawen, N.H. from 1840 to 1841. In 1845, he engaged himself in mercantile dealings. In 1850 he took the decision to shift to Boston. He started business in the dry-goods industry in New York City in 1854. In 1863, he shifted his interest and got involved in banking in New York City.

Levi P. Morton had survived for 96 years and holds the status of the second highest lived US Vice President.

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