From The Times (Philadelphia, PA), January 21, 1901
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||William H. Hines|
|Succeeded by||Morgan B. Williams|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Born||June 3, 1853|
|Died||January 19, 1901 (aged 47)|
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.
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
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.
- 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|
William H. Hines
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
Morgan B. Williams