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John Peter LEEDOM

(1847-1895)

LEEDOM, John Peter, a Representative from Ohio; born in Adams County, Ohio, December 20, 1847; attended the common schools; was graduated from Smith’s Mercantile College, Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1863; taught in the public schools of Portsmouth; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected clerk of the court of common pleas of Adams County in 1874 and reelected in 1877; member of the Democratic State central committee in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives 1884-1890; died in Toledo, Ohio, March 18, 1895; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Manchester, Ohio.

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

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