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Lawyer

Richard Manning Leonard was American lawyer. Organized difficult rock climbing as science and sport in Western American, 1932; made 1st ascents Cathedral Spires, 1934, Sawtooth Ridge, 1933, Leonard's Minaret, 1932.

Background

Leonard, Richard Manning was born on October 22, 1908 in Elyria, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles M. and Donna Rae (Russell) Leonard.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of California at Berkeley, 1932.

Career

Chief attorney, Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation, 1932-1938;general practice law, San Francisco, 1938-1942, 46-55;partner firm, Leonard & Dole, San Francisco, 1955-1988;retired, Leonard & Dole, San Francisco, 1988. Director Varian Associates, Palo Alto, California, 1948-1974. Past secretary; director Western Gold and Platinum Company, 1955-1979, Granger Associates, Palo Alto, 1956-1980, also other corporations.

Achievements

  • Organized difficult rock climbing as science and sport in Western American, 1932. Made 1st ascents Cathedral Spires, 1934, Sawtooth Ridge, 1933, Leonard's Minaret, 1932.

Works

Membership

Active in conservation projects, 1930-1993. Member California Scenic Highway Commission, 1963-1969, California Redwood Parks Commission, 1969-1993. Participant White House Conference Natural Beauty, 1965.

Founder, president Conservation Law Society of America, Sierra Club Foundation. Founder, trustee Trustees for Conservation. Founder, secretary American Conservation Films, Varian Foundation, Forest Genetics Research Foundation.

Vice chairman commission on legislation International Union for Conservation Nature, 1963-1969. Board directors Save-the-Redwoods League, 1954-1993, vice president, 1966-1975, president, 1975-1980, chairman, 1980-1993. Board directors Sierra Club, 1938-1973, president, 1953-1955, honorary president, 1976-1993.

Board directors Wilderness Society, 1948-1982, vice president, 1962-1963. Served from 1st lieutenant to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946, China. Member of American Alpine (honorary member).

Connections

Married Doris Frances Corcoran, July 14, 1934. Children: Frances (Mistress Richard Best), Elizabeth.

father:
Charles M. Leonard

mother:
Donna Rae (Russell) Leonard

spouse:
Doris Frances Corcoran

child:
Frances Leonard (Mistress Richard Best)

child:
Elizabeth Leonard