Daniel Parkhurst Leadbetter

Daniel Parkhurst Leadbetter ( born September 10, 1797 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, † February 26, 1870 in Millersburg, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1841 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Leadbetter attended the public schools of his home. In 1816 he moved to Steubenville in Ohio. After studying law and his 1821 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working there in this profession. In the same year he was captain of the state militia, in which he was quartermaster in 1831. In 1828 he moved his residence and his law firm after Millersburg. Together with his brother he was the owner of nearly half the city. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. Between 1831 and 1836 he held the office of the County Recorder in Holmes County.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Leadbetter was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Spangler on March 4, 1837. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1841 two legislative sessions. In 1840 he gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Leadbetter again practiced as a lawyer. He was also engaged in farming, above all in the field of animal husbandry. In 1851 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state. During the Civil War he was a captain in the army in 1862 the Union in the year. He died on February 26, 1870 in Millersburg, where he was also buried.