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, 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.


  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

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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