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Dewitt Clinton Leach

journalist , ex-congressman.

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.

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