Levi Lincoln


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Lincoln, Levi,

1749–1820, American public official, b. Hingham, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1772. A lawyer, he held various local offices during the American Revolution and later became a Jeffersonian political leader. He served (1801–4) as U.S. Attorney General. He was subsequently lieutenant governor and governor of Massachusetts.
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In fact, Marshall's opportunity to embarrass Jefferson came during the trial when Marbury's attorney, Charles Lee, subpoenaed Levi Lincoln.
Pfeffer, noting that Jefferson consulted with his attorney general, Levi Lincoln, in framing his reply, wrote, "We have Jefferson's own testimony that the letter was prepared with extreme care and deliberation, and that in fact he merely seized upon the Danbury Baptists address as long-awaited opportunity to express the thoughts contained in the letter.
Jared Curtis, prison chaplain, in a letter to Massachusetts Governor Levi Lincoln, Jr.
Jefferson drafted a response to the Danbury Baptists, which he circulated for comment from Attorney General Levi Lincoln and Postmaster General Gideon Granger.
They note that Jefferson obviously did intend the letter to be a policy statement, since he ran it by his attorney general, Levi Lincoln, and stated in a cover letter to Lincoln that he had been looking for an opportunity to explain his views on church-state relations.
Levi Lincoln was chairman, Thomas Drew was secretary.
Since long before there was a "west of 495'' to talk about, our region was responsible for a number of governors, including Levi Lincoln Sr.
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Chamber, 455 Main St.
Starting in 1825, when Levi Lincoln of Worcester won the first of nine straight elections for governor, the party known first as National Republicans and later as Whigs held the Massachusetts governorship for 30 years straight, except for the victories of Marcus Morton in 1840 and 1842.
All the legal luminaries of the time -- both Levi Lincolns, Lemuel Shaw, many others -- argued cases there.