John Leisenring

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John Leisenring
John Leisenring (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
From The Times (Philadelphia, PA), January 21, 1901
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byWilliam H. Hines
Succeeded byMorgan B. Williams
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1894-1895
Personal details
Born(1853-06-03)June 3, 1853
Ashton, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 19, 1901(1901-01-19) (aged 47)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

John Leisenring (June 3, 1853 – January 19, 1901) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Formative years[edit]

John Leisenring was born in Ashton, Pennsylvania, now known as Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. He attended two public schools, Schwartz’s Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an academy in Merchantville and Princeton, New Jersey. He became a civil and mining engineer and was identified with banking, coal, iron, and lumber industries. He moved from Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania to Upper Lehigh, Pennsylvania, in 1885.

Political career[edit]

A Republican, Leisenring was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1894 and 1895, and was then elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1896. He was a delegate to the Republican State convention in 1896. He resumed his former business pursuits and served as president of the Upper Lehigh Coal Company.

Death and interment[edit]

Leisenring died in Philadelphia in 1901, and was interred in the City Cemetery at Mauch Chunk. He was 47 at the time of his death.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John Leisenring (id: L000235)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • John Leisenring at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Hines
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

1895–1897
Succeeded by
Morgan B. Williams