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Linn, Lewis Fields


5 Nov. 1795/1796–3 Oct. 1843. Physician, politician. Born near Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky. Son of Asahel Linn and Nancy Hunter. Served in War of 1812. Studied medicine in Louisville and Philadelphia. Established medical practice, 1816, in Sainte Genevieve, Sainte Genevieve Co., Missouri Territory. Married Elizabeth Relfe, 1818. Elected to Missouri Senate, 1827. Moved to St. Louis, 1833. Served as U.S. senator from Missouri, 1833–1843. Argued against Latter-day Saint redress for losses in Missouri before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Feb. 1840. Member of U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, 1841. Died in Sainte Genevieve.