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John Leisenring

Born: Jun 3, 1853

Death: Jan 19, 1901

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

John Leisenring

Date of Birth : Jun 3, 1853
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1901
Birth Place : Pennsylvania

John Leisenring was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. John Leisenring was born in Ashton, Pennsylvania, now known as Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. He attended two public schools, Schwartz’s Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an academy in Merchantville and Princeton, New Jersey. He became a civil and mining engineer and was identified with banking, coal, iron, and lumber industries. He moved from Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania to Upper Lehigh, Pennsylvania, in 1885. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1894 and 1895. Leisenring was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1896. He was a delegate to the Republican State convention in 1896. He resumed his former business pursuits and served as president of the Upper Lehigh Coal Company. He died in Philadelphia in 1901, aged 47, and was interred in the City Cemetery at Mauch Chunk.


  • Politician
  • Businessperson
  • Banker
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