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George LEONARD

(1729-1819)

LEONARD, George, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Norton, Mass., July 4, 1729; was graduated from Harvard College in 1748; register of probate 1749-1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Norton in 1750; member of the provincial assembly 1764-1766; executive councilor 1770-1775; judge of the probate court 1784-1790; judge of the common pleas court 1785-1798 and chief justice 1798-1804; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); member of the state senate in 1792 and 1793; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); served in the state house of representatives in 1801and 1802; died in Raynham, Mass., July 26, 1819; interment in the local cemetery at Norton, Mass.

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

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