WILCOX, Leonard, (1799 - 1850)

Senate Years of Service: 1842-1843
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

WILCOX, Leonard, (son of Jeduthun Wilcox), a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Hanover, N.H., January 29, 1799; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1817; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Orford, Grafton County, N.H.; member, State house of representatives 1828-1834; judge of the superior court 1838-1840; bank commissioner 1838-1842; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Franklin Pierce; subsequently elected and served from March 1, 1842, to March 3, 1843; resumed the practice of law; judge of the court of common pleas of New Hampshire 1847-1848; again appointed judge of the superior court in 1848, and served until his death in Orford, N.H., June 18, 1850; interment in the West Congregational Churchyard.