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Leslie Colby Cornish, American judge. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1923.

Background

Cornish, Leslie Colby was born on October 8, 1854 in Winslow, Maine, United States. Son of Colby Coombs and Pauline Bailey (Simpson) Cornish.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Colby U., 1875. Harvard Law School, 1879-1880. (Doctor of Laws, Colby, 1904.

Bowdoin College, 1918, University of Maine, 1920).

Career

Admitted to the bar, 1880. Member Maine legislature, 1878. Member State Board Bar Examiners, Maine, 5 years.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, March 31, 1907-1917, and appointed chief justice, June 25, 1917. President Augusta Savings Bank, since 1905(trustee from 1892). Trustee Lithgow Library, since 1883(president of the board, since 1094).

Chairman of the board of trustees Colby College. Trustee Coburn Classical Institute, since 1901. Director American Unitarian Association, Boston, 1904-1913 and since 1919.

President Maine Unitarian Association, 1917-1918.

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1923.

Connections

Married Fannie Woodman Holmes, October 10, 1883.

father:
Colby Coombs Cornish

mother:
Pauline Bailey (Simpson) Cornish

spouse:
Fannie Woodman Holmes