Anna Morton

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Anna Morton
Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
Preceded by Eliza Hendricks
Succeeded by Letitia Stevenson
First Lady of New York
In office
January 1, 1895 – December 31, 1896
Personal details
Born (1846-05-18)May 18, 1846
Poughkeepsie, New York
Died August 14, 1918(1918-08-14) (aged 72)
Rhinecliff-on-Hudson, New York
Spouse(s) Levi P. Morton

Anna Livingston Reade Street Morton (May 18, 1846—August 14, 1918) was the second wife of United States Vice President Levi P. Morton. She was known as Anna Street Morton.

Anna married Morton in 1873, and they had five daughters together. She was Second Lady of the United States from 1889 to 1893 and often handled entertaining duties for the administration due to First Lady Caroline Harrison's illness and ultimate death. During this time, Mrs. Morton "became the leader of society in Washington, and there was never a more brilliant and popular leader than she. It was her innate graciousness, her innate tact, and her kindness of heart . . . which won her admiration and respect of all".[1] She later was First Lady of New York from 1895 to 1897.

She died at her home in 1918.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/VP_Levi_Morton.htm
  2. ^ "Mrs. Levi P. Morton Dies At Home in Rhinecliff, N.Y.", Boston Daily Globe, Thursday, August 15, 1918, Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Eliza Hendricks
Second Lady of the United States
1889–1893
Succeeded by
Letitia Stevenson