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Leslie Jasper STEELE

(1868-1929)

STEELE, Leslie Jasper, a Representative from Georgia; born near Decatur, De Kalb County, Ga., November 21, 1868; attended the public and private schools of Decatur and was graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1893; taught school 1893-1898; was graduated from the law department of Georgia University, Athens, Ga., in 1899; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Decatur, Ga.; member of the De Kalb County Board of Education 1902-1921; mayor of Decatur 1915-1920; served in the State house of representatives 1915-1919; city and county attorney 1921-1925; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his death in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 1929; interment in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Ga.

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

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