William M. Levy

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William Mallory Levy (October 31, 1827 - August 14, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

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Born in Isle of Wight, Virginia, the son of John B. Levy, Levy completed preparatory studies. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1844. He served in the Mexican War as second lieutenant in Company F, First Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Norfolk, Virginia. He moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 1852 and continued the practice of law. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1859-1861. He served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Commissioned captain of Company A, Second Louisiana Infantry, May 11, 1861. He subsequently served as a major in the Adjutant General's Department.

Levy was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1879. He was appointed associate justice of the State supreme court in 1879 and served until his death in Saratoga, New York, August 14, 1882. His funeral was in the Protestant Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and he was interred in the American Cemetery there.[1]

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