Leven Powell

Leven Powell (* 1737 in Manassas, Virginia; † August 23, 1810 in Bedford, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1799 and 1801 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Leven Powell grew up during the British colonial period and attended private schools. Even before the Revolution, he was deputy chief of police in Prince William County. Since 1763, he lived in Loudoun County, where he worked in the trade. In the 1770s he joined the revolutionary movement. During the Revolutionary War he served until 1778 as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army; then he had to quit for health reasons, military service. In 1779 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Virginia. In 1788 he was a delegate to the Assembly, which ratified the Constitution of the United States for Virginia. Between 1787 and 1792, he was again a deputy in the State Parliament, with one exception in 1790. End of the 1790s he became a member of the Federalist Party, founded by Alexander Hamilton.

In the congressional elections of 1798 Powell was elected in the 17th electoral district of Virginia in the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Richard Brent on March 4, 1799. Until March 3, 1801, he was able to complete a term in Congress. During this time, the new federal capital of Washington DC was related. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Leven Powell is no longer politically have appeared. He died on August 23, 1810 in Bedford. His son Cuthbert (1775-1849) was also a congressman.