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Levi Lincoln, Jr.

Born: Oct 25, 1782

Death: May 29, 1868

Birthplace: Worcester

Nationality: United States

Levi Lincoln, Jr.

Date of Birth : Oct 25, 1782
Date of Death : May 29, 1868
Birth Place : Worcester

Levi Lincoln, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Worcester, Massachusetts. He was the 13th Governor of Massachusetts and represented the state in the U.S. Congress. Lincoln's nine-year tenure as governor is the longest consecutive service in state history; only Michael Dukakis, John Hancock and Caleb Strong served more years, but they were not consecutive. Born to a prominent Worcester lawyer, Lincoln studied law and entered the state legislature in 1812 as a Democratic-Republican. He supported the War of 1812 and opposed the Hartford Convention. Over the next ten years his politics moderated, and he was elected governor in 1825 in a nonpartisan landslide after serving one year on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Lincoln oversaw significant economic development in Massachusetts during his tenure and issued the first-ever veto by a Massachusetts governor. Lincoln and Daniel Webster were leading forces in the foundation of the National Republican Party in Massachusetts, which dominated state politics until the 1850s.

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