William M. Levy

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William Mallory Levy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by George Luke Smith
Succeeded by Joseph Barton Elam
Personal details
Born (1827-10-31)October 31, 1827
Isle of Wight, Virginia, U.S.
Died August 14, 1882(1882-08-14) (aged 54)
Saratoga, New York, U.S.
Resting place American Cemetery, Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
 Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Rank Confederate States of America Major.png Major
Unit 2nd Louisiana Infantry
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War

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

Life and career[edit]

Born in Isle of Wight, Virginia,[1] 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,[1] 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 was a Democratic Presidential Elector, 1860.[1] He served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.[1] 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 on August 14, 1882. His funeral was in the Protestant Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and he was interred in the American Cemetery there.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Celebration of the Centenary of the Supreme Court of Louisiana (March 1, 1913), in John Wymond, Henry Plauché Dart, eds., The Louisiana Historical Quarterly (1922), p. 122.
  2. ^ http://www.thejacksoncountywar.com/2006/10/william-mallory-levy-biography-part.html

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George L. Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th congressional district

1875 – 1877
Succeeded by
Joseph B. Elam