Leland Sanford North
Leland Sanford North (aka Lee S. North): Born January 26, 1886 on his father’s farm in Young Township near Punxsutawney, the son of Congressman Solomon Taylor North and Anne North. He was educated in public schools, Indiana Normal School, Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and the National Law School, Washington DC. He married Bess Beyers before 1910. As a law student he served as his father’s clerk in Congress. By 1920, he established a pharmacy in Punxsutawney and served as Secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Committee. In 1924, he was defeated in the county Republican state senate primary by Dr. W.S. Blaisdale, also of Punxsutawney. In the same year’s November General Election however, North ran on the Prohibition Ticket, defeating Republican Blaisdale, aided by heavy support from Indiana County (he lost Jefferson Co. and Punxsutawney to Blaisdale). He died in 1943, and is interred in Circle Hill Cemetery, Section F, Row 3, Bell Twp., Jefferson County, inscription: 1886-1943. His wife died in 1971 is buried beside him.
Brooksville American, Oct. 30, 1924; North’s photo is in March 20, 1924 edition.
Pennsylvania Manual, 1927, pp. 1991-1992 Steele, Patricia; Tombstone Hoppin No. 2, Jefferson Co. Hist. Soc., 1981, p. 223