William M. Levy
William Mallory Levy
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Louisiana's 4th district
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
|Preceded by||George Luke Smith|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Barton Elam|
|Born||October 31, 1827|
Isle of Wight, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||August 14, 1882 (aged 54)|
Saratoga, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||American Cemetery, Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Allegiance|| United States of America|
Confederate States of America
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||2nd Louisiana Infantry|
American Civil War
Life and career
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 was a Democratic Presidential Elector, 1860. 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 on August 14, 1882. His funeral was in the Protestant Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and he was interred in the American Cemetery there.
- 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.
- United States Congress. "William M. Levy (id: L000269)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.