Elmer O. Leatherwood Edit Profile
Born on a farm near Waverly, Ohio, Leatherwood attended the public schools. He was graduated from the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, Kansas, in 1894. He studied law. He graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1901 and was admitted to practice.
He moved to Emporia, Kansas, in 1888. He engaged in public school work 1894-1898. He was admitted to the bar at Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1898.
He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, the same year and continued the practice of his profession. He served as district attorney for the third judicial district of Utah 1908-1916. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924.
He served as president of the Western Powder Co., Leary &. as well as Warren Stockyards, Hellgate Mining & Milling Co., and the Olympus Mining & Milling Co.
Leatherwood was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 24, 1929. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses). He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.
Married Nancy Albaugh, December 26, 1896.