Lewis F. Linn

Lewis Fields Linn (November 5, 1795October 3, 1843) was a Jacksonian Democratic U.S. Senator for the state of Missouri born in Kentucky on November 5, 1795. He served in that role from 1833 to 1843. Four states named counties in his honor: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon. West Linn, Oregon also gets its name from the ex-senator. He died on October 3, 1843.

Linn was the brother-in-law of James Hugh Relfe, half brother of Henry Dodge and uncle of his son Augustus C. Dodge. He was to support his nephew William Pope McArthur in his efforts to get Naval appointments as McArthur was to become the first surveyor the Pacific Coast.


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