Lewis F. Linn

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Lewis Fields Linn
Lewis Fields Linn.jpg
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
October 25, 1833 – October 3, 1843
Preceded by Alexander Buckner
Succeeded by David R. Atchison
Personal details
Born (1796-11-05)November 5, 1796
Louisville, Kentucky
Died October 3, 1843(1843-10-03) (aged 46)
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Political party Democratic

Lewis Fields Linn (November 5, 1796 – October 3, 1843) was a Jacksonian Democratic U.S. Senator for the state of Missouri born in Kentucky. He served in that role from 1833 to 1843. Four states have counties named after him: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon.[1] Linneus, Missouri, Linn, Missouri, West Linn, Oregon, and Linnton, Oregon were also named after the ex-senator.

Linn was the brother-in-law of James Hugh Relfe, half brother of Henry Dodge and uncle of his son Augustus C. Dodge.[2] He was to support his nephew William Pope McArthur in his efforts to get Naval appointments as McArthur was to become the first surveyor the Pacific Coast.

Linn is interred at Ste. Genevieve Memorial Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.[3]


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  2. ^ http://politicalgraveyard.com/families/10430.html
  3. ^ Douglas C. McVarish (October 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Ste. Genevieve Historic Distric" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved February 1, 2016. .

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Alexander Buckner
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Thomas H. Benton
Succeeded by
David R. Atchison