Levi Parsons Morton was a Protestant from Vermont. He was the son of a Protestant Christian minister. Further research is needed in order to identify Morton's religious denomination.
From: "Levi P. Morton--Forerunner to Joseph Lieberman?", posted 26 August 2000 on Jewhoo website (http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/columns/082600.html; viewed 28 November 2005):
Additional information about Levi Morton, from: "Levi P. Morton" page on "Redwood and its Treasures" website, © 1997-2004 Redwood Library (http://www.redwood1747.org/notables/morton.htm; viewed 28 November 2005):
Levi P. Morton
b. Shoreham, VT, May 16, 1824
d. Rhinebeck, NY, May 16, 1920
...Banker and public official, U.S. Minster to France, Vice President of the United States under President Benjamin Harrison, Governor of New York.
The son of a minister, moved often as a youth. Grew up in Shoreham (VT), Springfield (VT) and Winchendon (MA).
Introduction to business in mid-teens as a clerk in country store. Over the next 20 years he became one of the leaders in American finance. Some of his companies included: Morton, Grinnell and Company; and Morton Bliss and Company.
Remarried in 1873, eventually had five daughters. Very wealthy, Morton would rise to new heights. He did in fact have an earlier business failure and failed political campaigns, but he managed to be elected to Congress as a Republican from New York in 1879.
Appointed U.S. Minister to France. In Paris on October 24, 1881, in commemoration of 100th anniversary of the victory at Yorktown, he ceremoniously hammered in the first rivet in the first piece of the Statue of Liberty. (It was driven into the big toe of Lady Liberty's left foot.)
Three years later, on July 4, 1884, once again in Paris, Morton accepted the statue on behalf of the U.S. Government. On that day, he becomes the first American to climb the Statue of Liberty.
He served in the capacity of Minister to France until 1885 when his political aspirations took him to the office of Vice President of the United States under Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) and then to become the Governor of New York (1895-1896). His political career ended with that office.