John P. Leedom

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John Peter Leedom
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Frank H. Hurd
Succeeded by Henry Lee Morey
Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by George W. Hooker
Succeeded by Adoniram J. Holmes
Personal details
Born (1847-12-20)December 20, 1847
Adams County, Ohio
Died March 18, 1895(1895-03-18) (aged 47)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting place Odd Fellows Cemetery, Manchester, Ohio
Political party Democratic

John Peter Leedom (December 20, 1847 – March 18, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Adams County, Ohio, Leedom attended the common schools. He graduated from Smith's Mercantile College, Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1863. He went on to teach in the public schools of Portsmouth, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Leedom was elected clerk of the court of common pleas of Adams County in 1874 and was reelected in 1877. He served as a member of the Democratic State central committee in 1879.

Leedom was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He later served as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives from 1884 to 1890. He died in Toledo, Ohio, and is interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Manchester, Ohio.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank H. Hurd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Lee Morey
Preceded by
George W. Hooker
Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Adoniram J. Holmes

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website