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Shelton Farrar LEAKE


LEAKE, Shelton Farrar, a Representative from Virginia; born near Hillsboro, Albemarle County, Va., November 30, 1812; completed preparatory studies; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Charlottesville, Va.; member of the State house of delegates in 1842 and 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of law; elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1851; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); again resumed the practice of law; died in Charlottesville, Va., on March 4, 1884; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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