Barbara Leonard

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Barbara Leonard
Secretary of State of Rhode Island
In office
January 2, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Governor Bruce Sundlun
Preceded by Kathleen Connell
Succeeded by James Langevin
Personal details
Born Barbara Martin
(1924-06-12)June 12, 1924
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died January 24, 2013(2013-01-24) (aged 88)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Woody Leonard
Education Brown University (BA)

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]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ Biodata
  3. ^ Obituary at[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ [1]
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen Connell
Secretary of State of Rhode Island
Succeeded by
James Langevin
Party political offices
Preceded by
James Reynolds
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
(Class 2)

Succeeded by
Claudine Schneider