MAISH, Levi, (1837 - 1899)


``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.