Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1781-1849

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Dates:
Birth 1781-06-18
Death 1849-02-02

Biographical notes:

Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849), a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was educated at William and Mary College, and practiced law in Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the House of Delegates, supervised the revision of the Virginia Code in 1819, was a member of the 1829-30, Constitutional convention, and U.S. Senator. From 1829-1841 Leigh served as the reporter of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

From the description of Letter : Washington D.C., to Thomas R. Johnston, Esq., Rodney, Mississippi, 1836 March 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497008

U.S. Senator, from Richmond, Va.

From the description of Papers, 1813-1853. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865914

United States Senator from Virginia.

From the description of Letter to Isaac S. Lyon [manuscript], 1834 May 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806305

From the description of Letter to Isaac S. Lyon, 1834 May 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958504

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Subjects:

  • Politicians
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Politicians--Correspondence
  • Law--Study and teaching

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Norfolk (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)