Levy, Uriah

   American naval officer. Born in Philadelphia, he served as a cabin boy at an early age. He purchased a share in a schooner, and in 1811 became the first Jewish sea captain. During the war of 1812 he volunteered for service but was captured by the British. He became the first Jewish officer in the US Navy in 1817. In 1860 he became a commodore of the Mediterranean fleet.

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  • LEVY, URIAH PHILLIPS — (1792–1862), U.S. naval officer. Levy was born in Philadelphia, into a distinguished family of U.S. patriots. Running away to sea at ten, he became a sailing master in the United States navy at 20 and a midshipman four years later. Commissioned… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Uriah Phillips Levy — (22 avril 1792–26 mars 1862) est le premier américain d origine juive à être nommé commodore de l United States Navy. Vétéran de la guerre anglo américaine de 1812 il est aussi connu pour sa p …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lévy — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour les articles homophones, voir Lévi (homonymie) et Lévis (homonymie). Lévy ou Levy est, dans le peuple juif, un des noms portés par les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LEVY, JONAS PHILLIPS — (1807–1883), U.S. naval officer and communal leader. Levy, the brother of uriah phillips levy and the father of jefferson monroe levy , was born in Philadelphia. He took up a career in the U.S. Navy, reaching the rank of commander. Unlike his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levy — Levy, Levý oder Lévy ist ein jüdischer Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Name leitet sich vom israelitischen Stamm Levi ab. Varianten Levey Levi, Lewi, Lewis, Lewy Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Levy — or Lévy may refer to:*Levy County, Florida * Forced labor; see conscription or national service * An imposition of a tax * A judicial remedy where the property of a judgment debtor is seized for public sale to satisfy a monetary judgment * An… …   Wikipedia

  • LEVY, JEFFERSON MONROE — (1852–1924), U.S. congressman and lawyer. Levy, who was born in New York City, served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1899–1901, and 1911–15). He was a leader of the Gold Democrats during his first term, and sponsored the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Uriah P. Levy — Infobox Military Person name= Uriah Phillips Levy lived= April 22, 17921401 March 26, 186201012 placeofbirth= Philadelphia, Pennsylvania placeofdeath= caption= nickname= allegiance= United States Navy serviceyears= 1812 1860 rank= Commodore… …   Wikipedia

  • Levy — /lee vee, lev ee/ for 1; /lee vee, vuy/ for 2, n. 1. Uriah Phillips, 1792 1862, U.S. naval commander. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) capital levy Burton Levy Shoemaker Levy 9 * * * …   Universalium

  • Commodore Levy Chapel — Frazier Hall, the Chapel complex, Naval Station Norfolk. The Commodore Levy Chapel (CLC) is on the second floor over the main entrance. The outline of the 3 stained glass windows along the back wall of the CLC can be seen in this photograph This… …   Wikipedia

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