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John LEISENRING

(1853-1901)

LEISENRING, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ashton (now Lansford), Carbon County, Pa., June 3, 1853; attended the public schools, Schwartz’s Academy, Bethlehem, Pa., and academies in Merchantville and Princeton, N.J.; became a civil and mining engineer and was identified with coal, iron, and lumber industries; also interested in banking; moved from Mauch Chunk, Pa., to Upper Lehigh, Pa., in 1885; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1896; resumed his former business pursuits and served as president of the Upper Lehigh Coal Co.; died in Philadelphia, Pa., January 19, 1901; interment in the City Cemetery at Mauch Chunk, Pa.

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

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