John P. Leedom

John Peter Leedom ( born December 20 1847 at Adams County, Ohio; † March 18, 1895 in Toledo, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Leedom attended the public schools of his home and then to 1863 the Smith 's Mercantile College in Portsmouth. Subsequently, he worked for some time as a teacher. He also worked in agriculture. In 1874 he was elected Bailiff ( Clerk of the court of common pleas ) the Court of Appeal in Adams County. Three years later he was appointed in this position. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1879 he was a member of the State Board of his party.

In the congressional elections of 1880 Leedom was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frank H. Hurd on March 4, 1881. Since he has not been confirmed in 1882, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. Between 1884 and 1890 practiced Leedom from the ceremonial function of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He died on 18 March 1895 in Toledo, and was buried in Manchester.