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Isaac LEET

(1801-1844)

LEET, Isaac, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Washington, Pa., in 1801; pursued preparatory studies and was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pa., in 1822; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; treasurer of Washington County 1826-1830; deputy attorney general of Washington County 1830-1834; member of the State senate 1834-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; died in Washington, Pa., June 10, 1844; interment in the old Cooke private graveyard near Washington, Pa.

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

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