LEVY, AARON (1771–1852), U.S. army officer and land speculator. Levy, the son of Hayman *Levy, was born in New York City. He was commissioned a paymaster of infantry in 1800 and served as a captain of artillery in 1812. He was appointed a lieutenant colonel of artillery in 1816 and resigned from the army in 1819. Levy, after having been licensed as an auctioneer in 1807, went into partnership with his father-inlaw Isaac Moses. Levy was active in real estate transactions in the Lake George area of New York State. He served as president of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York, in 1803 and 1804.


Rosenbloom, Biogr Dict; AJHSP, 27 (1920), 335–44.

[Leo Hershkowitz]

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