|``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen''
(detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
MAISH, Levi, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Conewago Township, York County,
Pa., November 22, 1837; attended the common schools and the York County Academy; taught
school in Manchester Township and in York; during the Civil War recruited a company for the Union
Army in 1862, and with it joined the One Hundred and Thirtieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry; was promoted to lieutenant colonel; promoted to colonel after the Battle of Fredericksburg;
mustered out with his regiment at the expiration of its term of service May 21, 1863; attended lectures
in the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, and was admitted to the bar in
1864; member of the State house of representatives in 1867 and 1868; appointed by the legislature in
1872 one of a commission to reexamine and reaudit the accounts of certain public officers of York
County; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March
3, 1879); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected to
the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was an unsuccessful candidate
for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; engaged in the practice of law in Washington,
D.C., until his death there on February 26, 1899; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.