LEATHERWOOD, Elmer O., (1872 - 1929)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LEATHERWOOD, Elmer O., a Representative from Utah; born on a farm near Waverly, Pike County, Ohio, September 4, 1872; attended the public schools; moved to Emporia, Kans., in 1888; was graduated from the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, Kans., in 1894; engaged in public school work 1894-1898; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kans., in 1898; was graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1901 and was admitted to practice; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, the same year and continued the practice of his profession; district attorney for the third judicial district of Utah 1908-1916; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; served as president of the Western Powder Co., Leary & Warren Stockyards, Hellgate Mining & Milling Co., and the Olympus Mining & Milling Co.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 24, 1929; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.