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John Peter Leedom
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 7th district
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
|Preceded by||Frank H. Hurd|
|Succeeded by||Henry Lee Morey|
|Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||George W. Hooker|
|Succeeded by||Adoniram J. Holmes|
|Born||December 20, 1847|
Adams County, Ohio
|Died||March 18, 1895 (aged 47)|
|Resting place||Odd Fellows Cemetery, Manchester, Ohio|
Born in Adams County, Ohio, Leedom attended the common schools. He graduated from Smith's Mercantile College, Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1863. He went on to teach in the public schools of Portsmouth, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Leedom was elected clerk of the court of common pleas of Adams County in 1874 and was reelected in 1877. He served as a member of the Democratic State central committee in 1879.
Leedom was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He later served as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives from 1884 to 1890. He died in Toledo, Ohio, and is interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Manchester, Ohio.
- Politics of the United States
- List of United States Representatives from Ohio
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- United States Congress. "John P. Leedom (id: L000210)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John P. Leedom at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Frank H. Hurd
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district
Henry Lee Morey
George W. Hooker
| Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Adoniram J. Holmes
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