Member Biography

Levi Kline 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1842       7 Whig
1843       7 Whig
1844       7 Whig
1845       7 Whig


10/14/1811 - 09/17/1863

Levi Kline (Whig7) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1842-1843 (Whig7) Lancaster and Lebanon Counties 1844-1845

Early Life:

Levi Kline, born October 14, 1811, Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Elizabeth Withers; married, Bellamina Ebert Sell Kline, children, Jacob Kline, Mathilda H. Colby, Ebert Kline, Ida Kline, Jacob Kline, Mary Kline, Belle Thresher, Levi Kline, George Ebert Kline; read law, 1830, admitted, Lebanon County bar, 1834; junior partner, law firm, 1834-1845; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate 1842-1845; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1860; died, September 17, 1863, (aged 51), at home, enlarged liver, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Father died, while Levi was fifteen years of age, placed under the care of his brother, George W., who provided his education. Read law, 1830, admitted, Lebanon County bar, 1834; joined his brother’s law firm as junior partner. Law firm, dissolved by the death of his brother, 1845.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1842-1843. 

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, 1844-1845.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1860. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Lancaster Examiner (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) Wednesday September 30, 1863, page 3.

Levi Kline (1811-1863) - Find a Grave Memorial