Leonard Henly Sims

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Leonard Henly Sims
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's At-large district
In office
Personal details
Born (1807-02-06)February 6, 1807
Burke County, North Carolina
Died February 28, 1886(1886-02-28) (aged 79)
Batesville, Arkansas
Political party Democratic

Leonard Henly Sims (February 6, 1807 – February 28, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Burke County, North Carolina, Sims received a limited schooling. He moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1830 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for two terms. He settled near Springfield, Missouri, in 1839 and continued agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Missouri State house of representatives 1842–1846.

Sims was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847). He returned to Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1847 and continued farming. He moved to Independence County, Arkansas, in 1859, settled on a farm near Batesville, and engaged in cotton raising and farming. He served in the Arkansas State senate 1866–1870 and 1874–1878. He died on his plantation near Batesville, Arkansas, February 28, 1886. He was interred in the family plot on his farm.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gustavus Miller Bower
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
None (district dissolved)