Levin, Lewis C.

Born: 1808-11-10 Charleston, South Carolina

Died: 1860-03-14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Levin graduated from South Carolina College. He moved to Woodville, Mississippi around 1828 and taught school. He studied law, earned admittance to the bar, and practiced in several states. Levin moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838. In 1842, he became one of the founding members of the American Party. He worked as editor of the Philadelphia Daily Sun. Levin won election, as an American Party candidate, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1845 to 1851. He served alongside Abraham Lincoln during the Thirtieth Congress. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850, Levin resumed practicing law.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1389; Gravestone, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.