John E. Leonard

John Edwards Leonard ( born September 22, 1845 in Pennsbury, Chester County, Pennsylvania, † March 15, 1878 in Havana, Cuba ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1878 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Leonard was a great-nephew of John Edwards (1786-1843), who represented 1839-1843 the state of Pennsylvania in Congress. He attended the common schools and afterwards until 1863, the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter (New Hampshire). Subsequently, he studied until 1867 at Harvard University. After a subsequent law studies in Germany and its made ​​in 1870 admitted to the bar he began in Monroe (Louisiana ) to work in his new profession. In the years 1871 and 1872 Leonard district attorney was in the 13th Judicial District of the State of. In 1876 he was an Associate Justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court Meantime he worked as a lawyer.

Politically, Leonard was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1876 he was in the fifth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William B. Spencer on March 4, 1877. He could its actually runs until March 3, 1879 legislative session in Congress but did not quit because he died on 15 March 1878. John Leonard was buried in Middletown ( Pennsylvania).