LEVIN, Lewis Charles (1808-1860)

LEVIN, LEWIS CHARLES, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Charleston, S.C., November 10, 1808; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia; moved to Woodville, Miss., about 1828 and taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in several States; settled in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1838; one of the founders of the American Party in 1842; editor of the Philadelphia Daily Sun; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Thirtieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 14, 1860; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 1849-1850. 89 items.
Relate chiefly to political patronage. Catalog cards in library.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: March 31, 1849. 1 official letter.
Finding aid in repository.

  • Levin, Lewis Charles. Intemperence the prelude to gambling and suicide, as illustrated in the life of the Rev. C. C. Colton, author of "Lacon". Philadelphia: Printed by W. F. Geddes, 1845.
  • ------. A lecture on Irish repeal, in elucidation of the fallacy of its principles, and in proof of its pernicious tendency, in its moral, religious, and political aspects. Philadelphia: N.p., 1844.
  • ------. Speech of Hon. L.C. Levin, of Pennsylvania on the Oregon question. In the House of Representatives, January 9, 1846 -- on the joint resolution of notice to Great Britain to annul the convention relative to the joint occupancy of Oregon. [Washington?: N.p., 1846].