Barbara Leonard

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Barbara Leonard
Secretary of State of Rhode Island
In office
Personal details
Born Barbara Martin
(1924-06-12)June 12, 1924
Newport, Rhode Island
Died January 24, 2013(2013-01-24) (aged 88)
Rhode Island, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elwood E. "Woody" Leonard, Jr.

Barbara M. Leonard (née Martin; June 12, 1924 – January 24, 2013) was an American Republican politician. She was born in Newport in 1924.[1]

She was a candidate for the United States Senate in 1984 as a Republican, but lost to incumbent Claiborne Pell.[2] She served as the Secretary of State of Rhode Island from 1993 to 1995 as a Republican.

Leonard served on several state boards and commissions, including the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, the state's Port Authority and the state Advisory Committee on Refugee Resettlement.[3]

Leonard died on January 24, 2013, aged 88.[4]