Levi Kline, son of Jacob Kline (1745—1826) and Elizabeth Withers (1748—1827), was born Oct. 14, 1811, at Wrightsville, York Co., Pennsylvania. His father dying while Levi was only fifteen years of age, he was placed under the care of his brother, George W., who provided his education. In 1830, Levi read law and joined the Lebanon County bar in 1834. He immediately became connected with his brother as junior partner, a law firm which was dissolved by the death of the former in 1845. From 1841 to 1846 he represented his district in the Senate of Pennsylvania and served as a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention. Mr. Kline died on Sept. 17, 1863 in Lebanon.