LEECH, James Russell, (1888 - 1952)


LEECH, James Russell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pa., November 19, 1888; educated in the public and high schools and the Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1911, and from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1915; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Ebensburg, Pa.; during the First World War was appointed as a second lieutenant on November 27, 1917, and served with the Seventh Ammunition Train; was honorably discharged on January 20, 1919; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his resignation on January 29, 1932, having been appointed a member of the United States Board of Tax Appeals (now Tax Court of the United States) to fill a vacancy; was reappointed in 1934 and again in 1946, and served on this court until his death in Chevy Chase, Md., on February 5, 1952; interment in Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg, Pa.