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Joseph Alexander Leonard

Joseph Alexander Leonard, American consul.

Background

  • Leonard, Joseph Alexander was born on December 24, 1830 in Cambridge, Maryland, United States. Son of Review William and Harriet (Laverty) Leonard.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine Philadelphia Medical College, 1851. Studied law, and admitted to bar, 1858.

    Career

    • Practiced medicine in Michigan and Wisconsin, 1852-1854. Editor Whitewater (Wisconsin) Gazette, 1854-1856, Waukesha (Wisconsin) Republic, 1857. Practiced law, Rochester, Minnesota, 1858-1864.

      Postmaster Rochester, 1861-1864. Captain commissary 1st div. 16th corps; part owner and later owner and editor Rochester (Minnesota) Post till 1899.

      State senator, 1869-1870. Register United States Land Office at Jackson and Worthington, Minnesota, 1874-1875. United States consul at Edinburgh, 1881-1883.

      Consul-general at Calcutta, 1884, at Shanghai, 1889-1893. Judge of probate, 1897-1903. Commander Custer Post, G.A.R., 3 terms.

      Inspector state department G.A.R., 1 term. Judge advocate same, 1 term. President Minnesota Editorial Association, 1868-1869, Minnesota Republican Press Association, 1896-1897.

      Home: Rochester, Minnesota Deceased.

    Works

    • Editorial Association, 1868-1869, Minnesota Republican Press Association, 1896-1897.

    Connections

    • Married Kate Cowles, October 30, 1861.
    • father: Review William Leonard
    • mother: Harriet (Laverty) Leonard
    • spouse: Kate Cowles
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    Born December 24, 1830
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