Leslie J. Steele Edit Profile
He taught school from 1893 to 1898, then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) School of Law in Athens in 1899 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and was admitted to the state bar that same year.
From this marriage there were eight children. Steele began practicing in Decatur. He served on the DeKalb County Board of Education from 1902 to 1921 and was elected as the Mayor of Decatur in 1915 and served in that capacity until 1920.
In 1915, Steele was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in the Georgia General Assembly and served in that seat until 1919. After his state congressional service, Steele serve as both city and county attorney from 1921 through 1925. In 1926, Steele was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat representing Georgia's 5th congressional district in the 70th United States Congress.
He was elected to one additional term. However, he died while serving that second term in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 1929 at Garfield Memorial Hospital. He was buried in the Steele Family Plot at Decatur City Cemetery in the city of Decatur.
Member Ga; member 70th Congress (1927-1929), 5th Ga.
Married Ruby Sprayberry, November 16, 1904.