Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851

Alternative names
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Birth 1789-12-22
Death 1851-09-04
English

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, governor of New Hampshire, U.S. senator, U.S. secretary of the Navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and U.S. Supreme Court justice.

From the description of Letters, 1813-1851. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963939

U.S. senator from and governor of New Hampshire, U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Supreme Court justice, and lawyer.

From the description of Levi Woodbury family papers, 1638-1914 (bulk 1804-1897). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982532

Levi Woodbury (December 22, 1789 - September 4, 1851) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, a U.S. Senator, Governor of New Hampshire and cabinet member in three administrations. He served as the 9th Secretary of the Navy, 1831-1834.

From the description of Letter, October 30, 1832. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17997225

Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

From the description of Letter : Treasury Department to Rufus McIntire, 1835 Jan. 24. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32210224

Levi Woodbury was governor of New Hampshire (1823-1824), U.S. Senator (1824-1831, 1841-1845), Secretary of the Navy (1831-1834), Secretary of the Treasury (1834-1841), and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1845-1851).

From the description of Letters, 1832, 1837. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235928461

American jurist and statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Portsmouth, N.H., to G.L. Ford, 1842 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583910

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Portsmouth, N.H., to the publisher of the New York Evening Post, 1841 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583906

Born in Francetown, N.H., Dec. 22, 1789; graduate from Dartmouth College, N.H., 1809; studied law and was admitted to the bar, 1812; practiced in Francetown, 1813-16; moved to Portsmouth, N.H., 1819; Governor of N.H., 1823 & 24; member of State House of Representatives, 1825; U.S. Senator, Democrat, 1825-31, and 1841-45; secretary of the Navy, 1831-34; sec. of the treas., 1834-41; associate Justice of the Supreme Court of U.S., 1845 until hie death in Portsmouth, N.H., Sept. 4, 1851. (From Biog. Con. Dir.) (Blue index cards)

From the description of Levi Woodbury papers, 1830-1844 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 495330494

Levi Woodbury was Secretary of the Treasury in Jackson's and Van Buren's Cabinets. Erastus Corning was President of the Albany (NY) City Bank.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C. to Erastus Corning, 1836 September 26. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 704551266

U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1831-1834, and Secretary of the Treasury, 1834-1841.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20504769

Biographical Notes

(A Genealogical table expressing relationship to Levi Woodbury is also available.)

Levi Woodbury

  • 1789, Dec. 22: Born, Francestown, N.H.
  • 1809: Graduated with honors from Dartmouth College,Hanover, N.H.
  • 1809 - 1812 : Litchfield, Conn. Litchfield Boston, Mass. Boston Exeter, N.H. Exeter Studied law at Litchfield, Conn.,Boston, Mass., and Exeter, N.H.
  • 1812: Admitted to the bar and began practicing in Francestown, N.H.
  • 1819: Married Elizabeth W. Clapp; moved to Portsmouth, N.H.
  • 1817 - 1823 : Associate justice, New Hampshire superior court
  • 1823 - 1824 : Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1825: Member, New Hampshire state house of representatives
  • 1825 - 1831 : United States senator
  • 1831: Declined nomination to the New Hampshire state senate
  • 1831 - 1834 : Secretary of the navy
  • 1834 - 1841 : Secretary of the treasury
  • 1838: Declined appointment as chief justice, New Hampshire superior court
  • 1841 - 1845 : United States senator
  • 1845 - 1851 : Associate justice, U.S. supreme court
  • 1851, Sept. 4: Died, Portsmouth, N.H.

Charles Levi Woodbury

  • 1820, May 22: Born, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • 1831: Moved to Washington, D.C., with family
  • 1840 - 1845 : Practiced law, Ala.
  • 1845: Moved to Boston, Mass., and practiced law
  • 1857: Member, New Hampshire state legislature
  • 1858 - 1861 : United States district attorney for Massachusetts
  • 1870 - 1871 : Member, Massachusetts state legislature
  • 1898, July 1: Died, Boston, Mass.

Genealogical Table (Relationship to Levi Woodbury)

Barnes, Hannah T. Woodbury sister Barnes, Isaac O. brother-in-law; husband of Hannah T. Woodbury Blair, Gist grandson; son of Montgomery and Mary E. Woodbury Blair Blair, Mary E. [a.k.a. Minna] Woodbury daughter Blair, Minna See Richey, Minna Blair Blair, Montgomery son-in-law; husband of Mary E. Woodbury Blair, Montgomery, Jr. grandson; son of Montgomery and Mary E.Woodbury Blair Blair, Woodbury grandson; son of Montgomery and Mary E. Woodbury Blair Brooks, Frances B. Clapp Olney sister-in-law; sister of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Brooks, Samuel R. brother-in-law; second husband of Frances B. Clapp Olney Brunetti y Gayoso, Virginia W. Lowery, Duchess of Arcos granddaughter; daughter of Archibald H. & Frances A. Woodbury Lowery Clapp, Asa G father-in-law Clapp, Asa W. H. brother-in-law; brother of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Clapp, Charles Q. brother-in-law; brother of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Clapp, Elizabeth W. See Woodbury, Elizabeth W. Clapp Clapp, Elizabeth W. Quincy mother-in-law Clapp, Frances B. See Brooks, Frances B. Clapp Olney Clapp, Julia M. Dearborn sister-in-law; wife of Asa W. H. Clapp Clapp, Julia O. Wingate sister-in-law; wife of Charles Q. Clapp Clapp, Mary J. E. niece; daughter of Asa W. H. and Julia M. Dearborn Clapp Clapp, Mary J. G. See Emerson, Mary J. G. Clapp Clapp, W. H. Emerson nephew; born Edward C. Emerson, son of Andrew L. and Mary J. G. Clapp Emerson, changed name, 1848 Dearborn, Julia M. See Clapp, Julia M. Dearborn Dearborn, Sarah relationship unknown Dodge, Harriet Woodbury sister Dodge, Perley brother-in-law; husband of Harriet Woodbury Eastman, Anstriss B. Woodbury sister Eastman, George N. nephew; son of Nehemiah and Anstriss B. Woodbury Eastman Eastman, Nehemiah brother-in-law; husband of Anstriss B. Woodbury Emerson, Andrew L. brother-in-law; husband of Mary J. G. Clapp Emerson, Edward C. See Clapp, W. H. Emerson Emerson, Mary J. G. Clapp sister-in-law; sister of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Fox, Gustavus V. son-in-law; husband of Virginia L. Woodbury Fox, Isabel W. Howe niece; daughter of Luke and Mary Woodbury Howe Fox, John nephew-in-law; husband of Mary E. Howe and Isabel W. Howe Fox, Mary E. Howe niece; daughter of Adonijah and Mary Woodbury Howe Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury daughter Grimes, Martha Woodbury sister Grimes, Mary J. W. See Morton, Mary J. W. Grimes Grimes, Thomas brother-in-law; husband of Martha Woodbury Guild, Charles F. nephew of Gustavus V. Fox Howe, Adonijah brother-in-law; first husband of Mary Woodbury and brother of Luke Howe Howe, Isabel W. See Fox, Isabel W. Howe Howe, Luke brother-in-law; second husband of Mary Woodbury and brother of Adonijah Howe Howe, Mary E. See Fox, Mary E. Howe Howe, Mary Woodbury sister Kettell, James husband of Mary Quincy Kettell, Mary Quincy maternal aunt of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Lowery, Archibald H. son-in-law; husband of Frances A. Woodbury Lowery, Frances A. Woodbury daughter Lowery, Virginia W. See Brunetti y Gayoso, Virginia W. Lowery Lowery, Woodbury grandson; son of Archibald H. and Frances A. Woodbury Lowery Morton, Mary J. W. Grimes niece; daughter of Thomas and MarthaWoodbury Grimes Olney, Frances B. Clapp See Brooks, Frances B. Clapp Olney Olney, Gideon W. brother-in-law; first husband of Frances B. Clapp Quincy, Abraham H. maternal uncle of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Quincy, Charles E. cousin of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Quincy, Elizabeth W. See Clapp, Elizabeth W. Quincy Quincy, Martha probably a cousin of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Quincy, Mary See Kettell, Mary Quincy Richey, Minna Blair granddaughter; daughter of Montgomery and Mary E. Woodbury Blair Sheafe, Edmund Q. a relative of Mrs. Levi Woodbury Wingate, Julia O. See Clapp, Julia O. Wingate Woodbury, Anstriss B. See Eastman, Anstriss B. Woodbury Woodbury, Charles H. nephew; son of Peter P. Woodbury Woodbury, Charles L. son Woodbury, Elizabeth W. Clapp wife; daughter of Asa G. and Elizabeth W. Quincy Clapp Woodbury, Ellen C. deQ. daughter Woodbury, Frances A. See Lowery, Frances A. Woodbury Woodbury, George W. brother Woodbury, Gordon great nephew; grandson of Peter P. Woodbury Woodbury, Hannah T. See Barnes, Hannah T. Woodbury Woodbury, Harriet See Dodge, Harriet Woodbury Woodbury, James T. brother Woodbury, Jesse brother Woodbury, John McG. relationship unknown Woodbury, (Captain) Levi relationship unknown Woodbury, Luke cousin Woodbury, Martha See Grimes, Martha Woodbury Woodbury, Mary See Howe, Mary Woodbury Woodbury, Mary E. ("Minna") See Blair, Mary E. Woodbury Woodbury, Mary Woodbury mother Woodbury, Peter father Woodbury, Peter P. brother Woodbury, Peter T. nephew; son of Peter P. and Martha Riddle Woodbury Woodbury, Robert S. nephew; son of George W. and Martha J. Spiars Woodbury Woodbury, Virginia L. See Fox, Virginia L. Woodbury Woodbury, William R. nephew; son of Peter P. and Martha RiddleWoodbury Woodbury, Zebulon relationship unknown

From the guide to the Levi Woodbury Family Papers, 1638-1914, (bulk 1804-1897), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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