Leonard Henly Sims
Leonard Henly Sims ( born February 6, 1807, at Burke County, North Carolina, † February 28, 1886 in Batesville, Arkansas ) was an American politician. From 1845 to 1847 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Leonard Sims learned only a limited education. In 1830 he came in Rutherford County, Tennessee, where he worked in agriculture. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. For two terms he was a member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In 1839 he moved to the vicinity of Springfield, Missouri, where he worked in agriculture. Between 1842 and 1845 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri.
In the congressional elections of 1844 Sims was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Gustavus Miller Bower on March 4, 1845. Until March 3, 1847, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events of the Mexican -American War.
After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Sims returned to the Rutherford County back in Tennessee to get back to work in agriculture. In 1859 he moved to a plantation near the town of Batesville, Arkansas. There he built on, among other cotton. Between 1866 and 1870, and again from 1874 to 1878 Leonard Sims was a member of the Senate from Arkansas. He died on February 28, 1886 on his plantation near Batesville.