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LEIGH, JOHN DAVID
John David Leigh, lawyer, circuit judge, was born June 25, 1872, at Pollard, Escambia County; son of Norvelle Robertson and Catherine (Burnett) Leigh. He was educated at Brewton collegiate institute, and was graduated from the law school of the University of Alabama, 1894. He entered the practice of law at Brewton, July 21, 1894; has acted as solicitor for fourteen years; and is now judge of the twenty-first judicial circuit composed of the counties of Monroe, Conecuh, Escambia and Baldwin. He has been county chairman of the Democratic executive committee for twenty- seven years; is a trustee and steward in the Methodist Episcopal church, South; and a Knight of Pythias. Married: February 26, 1908, at Brewton, to Mabel, daughter of William and Florence Crook, who lived at that place. Children: 1. Catherine Burnett, b. 1909. Residence: Brewton.  Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Published by The S. J. Clarke publishing company, 1921; Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer

 


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