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LEONARD, George

1729–1819

Biography

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.

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Boston Athenaeum

Boston, MA
Papers: 1790, 1 item. A letter from Gerry Elbridge to Governor John Hancock written on June 18, 1790. In the letter, Gerry Elbridge writes regarding funding of state and federal debts. The letter is also signed by several other Massachusetts Representatives to the First Congress, including George Leonard.
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