Eugene W. Leake

Eugene Walter Leake ( born July 13, 1877 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † August 23, 1959 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eugene Leake attended the common schools and then studied at Phillips Academy in Andover (Massachusetts ). After a subsequent study of law at New York Law School and his 1898 was admitted as a lawyer in Jersey City, he began to work in this profession. Later he practiced in New York City. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Leake was in the ninth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Marshall Van Winkle on March 4, 1907. Since he resigned in 1908 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909. From 1927 to 1932 Leake worked as a consultant for the Adams Express Company. In 1931 he was Executive Director of the American Railway Express Co. He was also a director at the company Loew 's, Inc. Eugene Leake died on August 23, 1959 in New York and was buried in Paterson.