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Elmer O. Leatherwood (September 4, 1872 – December 24, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

Elmer O. Leatherwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1921 – December 24, 1929
Preceded byJames Henry Mays
Succeeded byFrederick C. Loofbourow
Personal details
Born(1872-09-04)September 4, 1872
Waverly, Ohio
DiedDecember 24, 1929(1929-12-24) (aged 57)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nancy Rebecca Albaugh
Alma materKansas State Normal School
University of Wisconsin

Born on a farm near Waverly, Ohio, Leatherwood attended the public schools. He moved to Emporia, Kansas, in 1888. He was graduated from the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia, Kansas, in 1894. He engaged in public school work 1894-1898. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar at Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1898. He graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1901 and was admitted to practice. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, the same year and continued the practice of his profession. He served as district attorney for the third judicial district of Utah 1908-1916. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924. He served as president of the Western Powder Co., Leary &amp. as well as Warren Stockyards, Hellgate Mining & Milling Co., and the Olympus Mining & Milling Co.

Leatherwood was 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. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses). He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Elmer O. Leatherwood (id: L000181)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Elmer O. Leatherwood at Find a Grave

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Mays
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1921 - December 24, 1929
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Loofbourow

External linksEdit

Leatherwood, Elmer O. Ours, the True Republic. Provo, Utah: L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University.