kids encyclopedia robot

Levi Woodbury facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Levi Woodbury
Levi Woodbury.jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
September 20, 1845 – September 4, 1851
Nominated by James K. Polk
Preceded by Joseph Story
Succeeded by Benjamin Curtis
13th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
July 1, 1834 – March 4, 1841
President Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Preceded by Roger Taney
Succeeded by Thomas Ewing
9th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
May 23, 1831 – June 30, 1834
President Andrew Jackson
Preceded by John Branch
Succeeded by Mahlon Dickerson
9th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 5, 1823 – June 3, 1824
Preceded by Samuel Bell
Succeeded by David Morril
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1841 – November 20, 1845
Preceded by Henry Hubbard
Succeeded by Benning Jenness
In office
March 16, 1825 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by John Parrott
Succeeded by Isaac Hill
Personal details
Born (1789-12-22)December 22, 1789
Francestown, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died September 4, 1851(1851-09-04) (aged 61)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican (Before 1825)
Democratic (1828–1851)
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Woodbury
Education Dartmouth College (BA)
Litchfield Law School

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

Born in Francestown, New Hampshire, he established a legal practice in Francestown in 1812. After serving in the New Hampshire Senate, he was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 1817. He served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1823 to 1824 and represented New Hampshire in the Senate from 1825 to 1831, becoming affiliated with the Democratic Party of Andrew Jackson. He served as the United States Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson and as the United States Secretary of the Treasury under Jackson and President Martin Van Buren.

He served another term representing New Hampshire in the Senate from 1841 to 1845, when he accepted President James K. Polk's appointment to the Supreme Court. Woodbury was the first Justice to have attended law school. He received significant support for the presidential nomination at the 1848 Democratic National Convention, particularly among New England delegates, but the nomination went to Lewis Cass of Michigan. Woodbury served on the court until his death in 1851.


Images for kids

kids search engine
Levi Woodbury Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.