John Leisenring

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John Leisenring
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by William H. Hines
Succeeded by Morgan B. Williams
Personal details
Born (1853-06-03)June 3, 1853
Ashton, Pennsylvania
Died January 19, 1901(1901-01-19) (aged 47)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

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

Biography[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. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1894 and 1895.

Leisenring was elected as a Republican 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. He died in Philadelphia in 1901, aged 47, and was interred in the City Cemetery at Mauch Chunk.

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United States 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