LEVY, Jefferson Monroe



LEVY, Jefferson Monroe, a Representative from New York; born in New York City April 16, 1852; attended public and private schools; was graduated from the New York University Law School in 1873; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City; from his uncle, Commodore Uriah P. Levy, he inherited "Monticello" (formerly the estate of Thomas Jefferson); elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in New York City; elected to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the practice of his profession in New York City and died there March 6, 1924; interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

American Jewish Historical Society

Waltham, MA
Papers: 1901-1939. 560 items. Correspondence, certificates, clippings, and photographs relating to personal matters and his activities as a Congressman. Most papers relate to his purchase of Monticello.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Marc Leepson. Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jefferson Built. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001.

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