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Dewitt Clinton Leach

Dewitt Clinton Leach, American journalist, ex-congressman. member Michigan legislature, 1849; member Congress, 1856-1858; member Constitutional Convention, Michigan, 1867.

Background

  • Leach, Dewitt Clinton was born on November 23, 1822 in Erie Company, New York, United States. Son of Jeshurun and Theoda (Huntington) Leach.

  • Education

    • Educated Erie Company, Ohio.

    Career

    • Began as journalist, 1854. Member Michigan legislature, 1849. Constitutional Convention, Michigan, 1850.

      State librarian, Michigan, 1854. Member Congress, 1856-1858. Indian agent, 1861-1865.

      Member Constitutional Convention, Michigan, 1867. Cranberry grower in Michigan, 1885-1902.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Michigan legislature, 1849. Member Congress, 1856-1858. Member Constitutional Convention, Michigan, 1867.

    Connections

    • Married 1850, Abigail P. Comfort.
    • father: Jeshurun Leach
    • mother: Theoda (Huntington) Leach
    • spouse: 1850
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    Born November 23, 1822
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