Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Leake, Shelton Farrar

Leake, Shelton Farrar, a Representative from Virginia; born near Hillsboro, Albemarle County, Va., November 30, 1812; completed preparatory studies; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Charlottesville, Va.; member of the State house of delegates in 1842 and 1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of law; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Cass and Butler in 1848; elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1851; elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); again resumed the practice of law; died in Charlottesville, Va., on March 4, 1884; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Leake, Shelton Farrar," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1446 Original Sources, accessed January 18, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48N1W3X439B2AKY.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Leake, Shelton Farrar." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1446, Original Sources. 18 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48N1W3X439B2AKY.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Leake, Shelton Farrar' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1446. Original Sources, retrieved 18 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48N1W3X439B2AKY.