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Lewis Charles Levin
Lewis C. Levin was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 10, 1808. He graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia and moved to Woodville, Mississippi in about 1828 and taught school. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and practiced in several states (Maryland, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania) before eventually settling in Philadelphia in 1838. In Philadelphia he served as editor of the Philadelphia Daily Sun and was elected to Congress as a member of the American Party which he helped found. Unsuccessful in his candidacy for reelection in 1850, he resumed the practice of law. Levin died in Philadelphia on March 14, 1860; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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Lewis C. Levin
Lewis C. Levin, A Lecture on Irish Repeal, in elucidation of the fallacy of its principles, and in proof of its pernicious tendency, in its moral, religious, and political aspects (Philadelphia, 1844)
____________, Intemperance the Prelude to Gambling and Suicide, as illustrated in the Life of Rev. C. C. Colton, Author of "Lacon," (Philadelphia: Printed by William F. Geddes, 1845)