Levi S. Chatfield

Levi S. Chatfield

Levi Starr Chatfield (March 7, 1808 Morris, Otsego County, New York - 1884) was an American lawyer and politician.


He was the son of Enos Chatfield (1782-1858) and Hannah Starr Chatfield (1782-1857).

When the Village of Laurens was incorporated in 1834, he was chosen its first Town Clerk.

He was a member from Otsego County of the New York State Assembly for four terms, and was Speaker in 1842.

He was one of the first trustees of the Presbyterian church of Laurens when it was organized on January 16, 1844.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1846.

He was New York State Attorney General from January 1, 1850 to December 8, 1853 when he resigned three weeks before the end of the term.

In 1853-54, he was the major stockholder of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.

In 1869, he appeared for the plaintiff David Groesbeck in a suit against the Trinity Church "incorporators".

In 1871, he married Elizabeth C. Browne (1843-1917).


* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9A0CE5DB103AEF34BC4B52DFB0668382679FDE&oref=slogin] His argument in the Trinity Church Suit, in NYT on June 13, 1869
* [http://www.familyorigins.com/users/r/o/o/Ronald-G-Rooy-jr/FAMO3-0001/d27.htm#P10179] Starr family genealogy
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/chastain-chenet.html] Political Graveyard
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyotsego/bios/31.htm] Short mention
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E05EEDB153DE334BC4D52DFB066838F649FDE] "Disclosures" about the A&P Railroad, NYT June 15, 1854
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyotsego/churches/laurens.htm] Church history at Rootsweb
* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/otsego/book/laurens/village.html] Officers of Laurens Village at NY History
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=950DE6DD1430E733A25752C2A9619C946596D6CF] Resignation of NYSAG Carmody, mentioning Chatfield, in NYT on July 21, 1914
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=kjq1rbyN_IQC&pg=PA167&dq=levi+s+chatfield+died&lr=&hl=pt-BR&sig=ACfU3U0-DBTSaG4IzGWQL4WKl6xveP9-IA] "The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" (page 167; Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0813523184 , ISBN 9780813523187 )

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