Levi P. Morton was the 22nd Vice-President.
Early Life Edit
Levi was born in 1824 in Shoreham, Vermont. He left school at a young age and worked several different odd jobs including running a dry goods store in New York City and teaching at Boscawen New Hampshire. After his political career he worked as a real estate investor and died on his 96th Birthday.
He joined the Republican party and ran for the House of Representatives in 1876, but lost the election. President Hayes appointed him as honorary commissioner at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. In 1879 Levi was elected to the House of Representatives and served until 1881, when James Garfield appointed him Minister to France. Morton was so popular in France he actually placed the first rivet in the construction of the Statue of Liberty. Morton was elected Vice-President with Benjamin Harrison as President in 1889 to 1893. Harrison replaced Morton with Whitelaw Reid in his re-election campaign. He was elected as Governor of New York in 1895, but resigned a year later to try and get the Republican nomination for President. He lost to William McKinley and retired from public life.