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LEADER (Soundex L360) — See also ARDELLE, DEADERICK, LADER, LEDER, LEEDER, LIEDER, LOADER, MEADER, READER, SEADER.

  Leader, Adam H. — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1899-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Leader, George Michael (1918-2013) — also known as George M. Leader — of Dover, York County, Pa.; Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pa.; Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa. Born near York, York County, Pa., January 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of York County Democratic Party, 1946-50; member of Pennsylvania state senate 28th District, 1951-54; candidate for Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1952; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1958. Lutheran. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Eagles; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Moose; Amvets; American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Hershey, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 9, 2013 (age 95 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Beulah (Boyer) Leader and Guy Alvin Leader (1903?-?); married, September 17, 1939, to Mary Jane Strickler (died 2011).
  Cross-reference: Allison D. Wade
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about George M. Leader: Richard J. Cooper, Politics of Progress : How Governor George M. Leader Modernized Pennsylvania State Government — Kenneth C. Wolensky, The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency
  Leader, Guy Alvin — also known as Guy A. Leader — of York County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 28th District, 1943-50; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Beulah Boyer; father of George Michael Leader (1918-2013).
  Leader, Henry B. — of York, York County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Leader, Joshua — of Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pa. Democrat. Postmaster at Mt. Joy, Pa., 1853-61. Burial location unknown.
  Leader, Joyce Ellen (b. 1942) — Born in 1942. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Guinea, 1999. Female. Still living as of 1999.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Leader, Peerless: See Israel Wilson Durham
  Leader, The: See Frank Hague
  Leader, The Peerless: See William Jennings Bryan


LEADFOOT (Soundex L313) — See also BRADFORD, BROADFOOT, BROADFORD, FOOT, PROUDFOOT, RADFORD, SHADFORD, STRADFORD, WADFORD.

  Leadfoot Lou: See Louis J. Papan


LEADINGHAM (Soundex L352) — See also BEDINGHAUS, EADINGTON, HARDINGHAM, HEADING, INGHAM, KEADING, LUEDINGHAUS, READING, READINGER, VALANDINGHAM, VALLANDINGHAM, VANLANDINGHAM.

  Leadingham, James C. — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky.; Ironville, Boyd County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 99th District, 1973, 1975. Still living as of 1975.


LEADVILLE (Soundex L314) — See also ADVERTISER, ADVERTISING, DELVAILLE, GRADVOHL, RICHARDVILLE, TOADVIN, TOADVINE, WOODVILLE.

  Leadville, The Bonanza King of: See Horace Austin Warner Tabor


LEAF (Soundex L100) — See also ALEF, GREENLEAF, LEAFDALE, LEAFE, LEAP, LEEF, LEEFE, LEFA, LEFF, LEIF, LEUF, LIFE, LIFF, OAKLEAF, REDLEAF, TOLEAFOA, VANCLEAF.

  Leaf, James P. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Leaf, Martin — of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minn. U.S. Vice Consul in Norrköping, as of 1919; mayor of Willmar, Minn., 1942. Burial location unknown.


LEAFDALE (Soundex L134) — See also AUFDERHEIDE, DALE, FDR, GREENLEAF, HALFDAN, LEAF, LEAFE, OAKLEAF, REDLEAF, TOLEAFOA, VANCLEAF.

  Leafdale, C. Edgar — of Nebraska. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leafdale, Edgar See C. Edgar Leafdale


LEAFE (Soundex L100) — See also GREENLEAF, HEAFER, LEAF, LEAFDALE, LEEF, LEEFE, LEFF, LEIF, LEUF, LIFE, LIFF, OAKLEAF, REDLEAF, SCHEAFER, SHEAFE, SHEAFER, TOLEAFOA, VANCLEAF.

  Leafe, Joseph A. — of Norfolk, Va. Mayor of Norfolk, Va., 1984-92. Still living as of 1992.


LEAGUE (Soundex L200) — See also AGUE, CLEAGE, LAGUE, LEG, LEGE, LEGG, LEGGE, LOAGUE, MCKEAGUE, MCTEAGUE, MELEAGI, MULLEAGUE, TEAGUE.

  LEAGUE: See also Edward League Dawes — Edward Simmons Hussey


LEAHAN (Soundex L500) — See also BEAHAM, BEAHAN, LEAHEY, LEAHMAN, LEAHY, LEAMAN, LEEHAN, LENAHAN, NAHALE, OULLAHAN, SHEAHAN, SKEAHAN.

  Leahan, James C. — of Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964. Still living as of 1964.


LEAHEY (Soundex L000) — See also HEALEY, LAHAIE, LAHAY, LAHAYE, LAHEY, LAYHA, LEAHAN, LEAHMAN, LEAHY, LEIHY, LOUHI, NEAHER, TEAHEN.

  Leahey, Francis M. — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. First selectman of Suffield, Connecticut, 1954-57. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leahey, Joseph P. — of New York. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1990 (34th District), 1992 (31st District). Still living as of 1992.
  Leahey, Matthew — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield; elected 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


LEAHMAN (Soundex L550) — See also AHMAD, AHMANN, AHMANSON, DAHMAN, LAHMAN, LEACHMAN, LEAHAN, LEAHEY, LEAHY, LEAMAN, LEEMAN, LEHMAN, LEMAN, LEMANN, LEYMAN, LYMAN, RAHMAN, RAHMANN, REAHM.

  Leahman, Julius — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.


LEAHY (Soundex L000) — See also HALEY, HALLEY, HAYLE, HEALLY, HEALY, LAHAIE, LAHAY, LAHAYE, LAHEY, LAYHA, LEAHAN, LEAHEY, LEAHMAN, LEAMY, LEIHY, LOUHI.

  LEAHY: See also J. Jules Brinkman — Frank T. Kenna
  Leahy, Albert D. (1903-1994) — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., March 3, 1903. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Claremont 2nd Ward, 1948. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Rotary. Died, in a nursing home at Unity, Sullivan County, N.H., March 1, 1994 (age 90 years, 363 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  Leahy, B. Thomas — of Bound Brook, Somerset County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964; candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly District 8, 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Leahy, Daniel P. — of Massachusetts. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, David D. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state senate Fifth Suffolk District, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, David J. — of Raton, Colfax County, N.M.; East Las Vegas (now part of Las Vegas), San Miguel County, N.M. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; an officer in the Rough Riders under Theodore Roosevelt; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1900; U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1907-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1920; district judge in New Mexico, 1922-25. In August 1925, he assaulted Carl Magee, editor of the New Mexico State Tribune, knocking him down and kicking him; Magee, from the floor, shot him with a revolver, injuring Leahy and accidentally killing a bystander. Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Las Vegas, N.M.
  Relatives: Granduncle of Edward J. Heffernan (1952?-).
  Leahy, Edward F. — of Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N.Y. Mayor of Ballston Spa, N.Y., 1947. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, Edward Laurence (1886-1953) — also known as Edward L. Leahy — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., February 9, 1886. Democrat. State court judge in Rhode Island, 1910; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1911; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1949-50; federal judge, 1951. Died July 22, 1953 (age 67 years, 163 days). Interment at North Cemetery, Bristol, R.I.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leahy, Eugene A. (1929-2000) — also known as Gene Leahy — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Imogene, Fremont County, Iowa, May 8, 1929. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; municipal judge in Nebraska, 1964-68; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1969-73. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from complications of lung cancer, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., January 18, 2000 (age 70 years, 255 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Gene Leahy Mall, a downtown park (created 1977 as "Central Park Mall", renamed 1992, closed and demolished 2019), in Omaha, Nebraska, was named for him.
  Leahy, Gene See Eugene A. Leahy
  Leahy, J. Robert — of Price County, Wis. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Price County, 1948, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, James Patrick — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2000, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Leahy, Jessie — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Leahy, John B. — of New London, New London County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, John C. — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Republican. Candidate for Maryland state house of delegates District 20, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Leahy, John Egan (1842-1915) — also known as John E. Leahy — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Dover, Strafford County, N.H., February 15, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1879-82; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1883; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1887. Died December 23, 1915 (age 73 years, 311 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, December 31, 1872, to Mary D. McCrossen.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leahy, John F. — of Jackson County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 3rd District, 1903-04. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, John H. — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Republican. Member of New Hampshire state senate 8th District; elected 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, John J. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, John J. — Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1928, 1948. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, John J. — of Long Island City, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Leahy, John P. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1904, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, Michael Patrick — of Thompsons Station, Williamson County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Leahy, Patrick Joseph (b. 1940) — also known as Patrick J. Leahy — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., March 31, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; Chittenden County State's Attorney, 1966-75; U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1975-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Irish and Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Howard Leahy and Alba (Zambon) Leahy; married, August 25, 1962, to Marcelle Pomerleau.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Leahy, Paul Conway (1904-1966) — Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 9, 1904. U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1942-57; took senior status 1957. Died July 3, 1966 (age 62 years, 144 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Leahy, Robert See J. Robert Leahy
  Leahy, Thomas See B. Thomas Leahy
Thomas A. Leahy Leahy, Thomas A. — of Lake Placid, Essex County, N.Y. Republican. Hotelier; member of New York state assembly from Essex County, 1936-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Leahy, Thomas E. — of Plainfield, Windham County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Plainfield, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Leahy, William Daniel (1875-1959) — also known as William D. Leahy; "Almirante Lija"; "Admiral Sandpaper" — Born in Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa, May 6, 1875. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1939-40; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1940-42; Fleet Admiral of the U.S. Navy, 1944. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 20, 1959 (age 84 years, 75 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Leahy.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Leahy, William J. — of Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 9th District, 1927-28. Burial location unknown.


LEAIRD (Soundex L630) — See also BAIRD, BEAIRD, CHEAIRS, DARIEL, DELAIR, DERIAL, GAIRDIAN, GALEAI, KINNAIRD, LAIRD, LEARD, MCLEAISH, PEAIRS, PEAIRSON, RAIDLE, RAIRDEN.

  Leaird, George W. — of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Member of Florida state senate 30th District, 1947. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


LEAK (Soundex L200) — See also AKEL, BLEAK, BLEAKLEY, BLEAKLY, FLEAK, LAKE, LEACH, LEAKE, LEAKIN, LEAR, LEAS, LEASK, LECHE, LECK, LEECH, LEEK, LEEKA, LEEKE, LEICH, LEICK, LEIK, LEMAK, LEPAK, LEUCH, LEZAK, LICH, LICK, LIKE, PLEAK, UNDERLEAK.

  LEAK: See also A. Leak Bevil — Walter Leak Parsons — Walter Leak Steele
  Leak, Spencer — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1988. African ancestry. Still living as of 1988.
  Leak, Spencer, Jr. — of Illinois. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000. Still living as of 2000.


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