Levi Morton was born in Shoreham, Vermont, the son of a Congregational minister. He taught school and worked in the dry goods business, becoming a successful cotton broker and investment banker. Morton was elected to the U.S. House and the governorship of New York. He was appointed as U.S. minister to France in 1881, the same position Charles Guiteau sought. When Guiteau was not appointed, he assassinated President Garfield later that year. Morton became the 22nd vice president in 1889. When his political career ended, he became a real estate investor. Levi Morton died at the age of 96 on May 16, 1920. He is the only vice president to have died on his birthday. Morton survived five of his successors in the vice presidency: Adlai Stevenson, Garret Hobart, Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Fairbanks and James Sherman.
This U.S. Vice President Levi Morton History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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