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22nd Vice President Levi Parson Morton

Male 1824 - 1920  (96 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Levi Parson Morton 
    Prefix 22nd Vice President 
    Birth 16 May 1824  Shoreham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 16 May 1920 
    Person ID I302361  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2002 

    Father Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton,   b. 1788   d. 1852 (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Lucretia Parsons,   b. 1789   d. 1862 (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F141076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Livingston Street   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Alice Morton,   b. 1879   d. 1917 (Age 38 years)
    Family ID F128826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2023 

    Family 2 Lucy Young Kimball,   b. 1836   d. 1871 (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F121246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2001 

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    • 22nd Vice President (1889-1893), Governor of NY (1895-1897), Minister to France (1881-1885), U. S. Representative from NY (1879-1881), bank executive in New York City
      an American banker and VICE-PRESIDENT of the United States (1889-93) under Benjamin HARRISON. He founded (1863) Levi P. Morton and Company, a banking firm that helped float the government's Civil War loans. In 1869 the firm became Morton, Bliss and Company and embarked on broad international operations as a leading business agent for the U.S. government. Morton served as a U.S. representative (1879-81), as minister to France (1881-85), and as governor of New York (1895-97).
      A REPUBLICAN, Morton served in the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (1879-1881)
      As governor of New York (1895-1896), Morton worked for civil-service reform, supported the consolidation of New York City, and remained independent of the Republican state machine. In 1899 he organized the Morton Trust Company, which merged with the Guaranty Trust Company in 1909, when he retired.

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