Levi Woodbury (Supreme Court Justice)

Levi Woodbury

Levi Woodbury 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: Dec 22, 1789, Francestown, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died: Sept 4, 1851, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political party: Democratic-Republican (Before 1825), Democratic (1828–1852)
Spouse(s): Elizabeth Woodbury
Education: Dartmouth College (BA), Litchfield Law School
Preceded by: Joseph Story
Succeeded by: Benjamin Curtis

About Levi Woodbury

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1845 to 1851.

Before Fame

He graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to briefly attend Tapping Reeve Law School.


He was the first Supreme Court Justice to have attended law school.

Family Life

He grew up in Francestown.


He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President James Polk.

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