|Attorney-General of the Cape Colony|
Jul 1882 – May 1884
|Prime Minister||Thomas Scanlen|
|Preceded by||Thomas Scanlen|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Upington|
Jan 1881 – May 1881
|Prime Minister||Gordon Sprigg|
|Preceded by||Thomas Upington|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Scanlen|
|Parliament of Cape Colony|
James Weston Leonard
20 April 1853
Somerset East, Cape Colony
|Died||3 September 1909 (aged 56)|
Early life and educationEdit
He served as Member of the Cape Legislative Assembly for Oudtshoorn (1880–88) and served as Attorney General in the governments of Cape Prime Ministers, Gordon Sprigg in 1881 and Thomas Scanlen from 1882 until 1884. In 1883, at the age of thirty, he received the status of QC.
- "The Late James W. Leonard, K.C." South African Law Journal. 27: 1. 1910.
- Kahn, Ellison (1991). Law, life, and laughter : legal anecdotes and portraits. Cape Town: Juta. p. 136. ISBN 0-7021-2693-4. OCLC 28343463.
- Who was Who: A Companion to "who's who" containing the biographies of those who died during the period 1897–1916. London: A & C Black Limited. 1920. p. 425.