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Joseph Bloomfield Leake Edit Profile

Lawyer

Joseph Bloomfield Leake, American lawyer. member Iowa Ho.

Background

Leake, Joseph Bloomfield was born on April 1, 1828 in Deerfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Lewis and Lydia Leake.

Education

Removed to Cincinnati, November 1836. Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, 1846, A.M., 1849, Doctor of Laws, 1910.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1850. Removed to Davenport, Iowa, 1856. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1861-1862.

Elected state senator, 1862, but resigned after 1st session to become captain 20th Iowa Volumes. Lieutenant colonel, 1862-1865. Bvtd. colonel and brigadier general United States.V., 1865.

Elected state senator, 1866, but again resigned. Company attorney Scott Company, Iowa, 1866-1871. President of the board education, Davenport, 1868-1871.

Moved to Chicago, November 1871. United State Attorneys Northern District of Illinois, 1879-1884. Attorney Board Education, Chicago, 1887-1891.

Congregationalist. Home: Chicago, Ill.

Membership

Member Iowa Ho.

Connections

Married Cordelia M. Scott, October 4, 1854 (died 1858). Married second, Mary P. Hill, November 28, 1865.

father:
Lewis Leake

mother:
Lydia Leake

spouses:
Cordelia M. Scott

Mary P. Hill