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Jefferson Monroe Levy

Born: Apr 16, 1852

Death: Mar 6, 1924

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Jefferson Monroe Levy

Date of Birth : Apr 16, 1852
Date of Death : Mar 6, 1924
Birth Place : New York City

Jefferson Monroe Levy was a three-term U.S. Congressman from New York, a leader of the New York Democratic Party, and a renowned real estate and stock speculator. In 1879 at the age of 27, he took control of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. His late uncle Uriah P. Levy had purchased the property in 1834, several years after Jefferson's death. Like his uncle, Levy spent a considerable part of his fortune in having Monticello and its grounds restored and preserved. In 1923, the property was purchased by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a privately established group formed to purchase and operate Monticello as a memorial. It has since operated the site and mansion as a house museum. The Levy family privately protected the National Historic Landmark for nearly a century because of their regard for Thomas Jefferson and on behalf of the American people.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
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