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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1887-1888 Republican
1891-1892 Republican
1893-1894 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


01/31/1837 - 11/05/1894

LEEDS, William R., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, January 31, 1837 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; grocer; clerk, office of the Recorder of Deeds, Philadelphia (1860); appointed, letter-carrier and superintendent of letter-carriers, United States Postal Service (1861-1863); assayer, Philadelphia Mint (1864); chair, Republican City Campaign Committee (1864-1869, 1877-1886); deputy sheriff, Philadelphia County (1864-1867); elected, common council, Philadelphia (1866-1867); trustee, Philadelphia Gas Works (1866-1885); bank tax assessor, Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office, Philadelphia (1867-1869); tax collector, Internal Revenue Service, Philadelphia (1869); elected, sheriff, Philadelphia Count (1869-1880); elected, Clerk of the Quarter Sessions, Philadelphia (1880-1887); elected to Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1887 and 1891 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1888); resigned from House, March 23, 1891; appointed, United States marshall (1891-1892); reelected to the House for the 1893 term; died while in office, November 5, 1894 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.