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John Edwards Leonard


"John Edwards Leonard, son of John E. Leonard, was born near Fairville, [Pennsylvania] September 22, 1845. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., and Harvard College, where he graduated in 1867. He studied law in Germany, and received the degree of Doctor of Law at Heidelberg University. He settled in Louisiana, where he was elected district attorney, and soon afterwards appointed judge of the Supreme Court of the State . . . . He was elected to Congress from the Fifth District of Louisiana in 1876, and died in Cuba, March 15, 1878, while still a member of Congress, while on an important government mission. His remains were buried at West Chester by a committee of the House of Representatives."

[George Johnston (ed.), The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania 134 (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1890)]

John E. Leonard
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


John Edwards Leonard, Early Poems (New Orleans: Stetson and Armstrong, 1871)

Law Case Digest

John Edwards Leonard, A Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, in Louisiana Cases: with an appendix, containing a short treatise on the jurisdiction and practice of the federal courts (New Orleans: J. Armstrong, 1875)


Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of John Edwards Leonard (Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1879)