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  LEAKE: See also George Poole Dorriss — Amos Fithian Garrison Sr. — John Leake Marling — John Leake Newbold Stratton — William Leake Terry — Benjamin Walter Thomason
  Leake, Austin — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 5th District, 1874. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Charles A. — of Calaveras County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 8th District, 1853-54. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Ed. E. — of Woodland, Yolo County, Calif. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 19th District, 1881-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Eugene Walter (1877-1959) — also known as Eugene W. Leake — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., July 13, 1877. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1907-09. Died August 23, 1959 (age 82 years, 41 days). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leake, H. P. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1904 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Burial location unknown.
  Leake, J. M. — Democrat. Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, John L. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Josiah — of Lynchburg, Va. Postmaster at Lynchburg, Va., 1805-06. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Paul R. — of San Francisco, Calif.; Woodland, Yolo County, Calif. Democrat. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1941-51; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Shelton Farrar (1812-1884) — of Virginia. Born near Hillsboro, Albemarle County, Va., November 30, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1842-43; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1845-47, 1859-61 (5th District 1845-47, 6th District 1859-61); Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1852-56. Slaveowner. Died in Charlottesville, Va., March 4, 1884 (age 71 years, 95 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leake, W. W. — Democrat. Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Texas, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Walter Daniel (1762-1825) — also known as Walter Leake — of Mississippi. Born in Albemarle County, Va., May 25, 1762. Democrat. Judge of Mississippi territorial supreme court, 1807; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1817-20; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1821; Governor of Mississippi, 1822-25; died in office 1825. Slaveowner. Died in Mt. Salus, Hinds County, Miss., November 17, 1825 (age 63 years, 176 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Hinds County, Miss.
  Leake County, Miss. is named for him.
  The town of Leakesville, Mississippi, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Leake, Walter Daniel (1813-1873) — also known as Walter D. Leake — of Goochland County, Va. Born in 1813. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860; delegate to Virginia secession convention from Goochland County, 1861. Died in 1873 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Leake, William S. — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Democrat. Postmaster at Sacramento, Calif., 1894-96. Burial location unknown.
  Leake, Willie Mae James — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Mayor of Chester, Pa., 1986-91. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 1991.
  Leake, Wilma D. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.

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