Leslie Jasper Steele

Leslie Jasper Steele ( born November 21, 1868 Decatur, Georgia, † July 24, 1929 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1927 and 1929 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Leslie Steele attended both public and private schools. Then he studied until 1893 at Emory College in Oxford. Between 1893 and 1898 Steele worked as a teacher. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia in Athens and its made ​​in 1899 admitted to the bar in Decatur Steele began to work in his new profession. From 1902 to 1921 he served on the Board of Education in DeKalb County.

Steele was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1915 and 1920 he served as mayor of Decatur. At the same time he sat from 1915 to 1919 as a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives of Georgia. Between 1921 and 1925 he worked as a district attorney. In the congressional elections of 1926, he was selected in the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of William D. Upshaw on March 4, 1927. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on 24 July 1929 at the Congress. After a by-election from his position fell to Robert Ramspeck. Leslie Steele was married since 1904, with Rubie spray Berrie ( 1885-1967 ), with whom he had eight children.