Biography of Leon S. Jacobs
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LEON S. JACOBS, Representative from Maricopa County to the First State Legislature, is a native of this State, having been born in Phoenix June 27, 1886. He is the youngest member of the Legislature. Mr. Jacobs was educated in the public schools of Phoenix, graduated from the High School, and afterward from Lamson Business College, after which he was for a time with the Stoddard Incorporating Company. He was Secretary to the Arizona Anti Joint Statehood League, and was Assistant to the Secretary of the First Annual Arizona Territorial Fair. He has also served as Deputy County Treasurer and Tax Collector, and Assistant Clerk to the 3oard of Supervisors under three Beards. Mr. Jacobs is a practicing attorney in Phoenix, having been recently admitted to practice in the State and is at present associated professionally with Frank H. Lyman. Although but 25 years old when elected to the Legislature, Mr. Jacobs has proven himself one of the most intense and thorough workers in the House, and in the regular session was active on several of the important committees, in which his keen, analytical mind and comprehensive grasp of things made him a valuable member. In the special session he was a member of the noted "Ax" committee, which thoroughly investigated the matter of public expenditures. He was also member of the following committees: Judiciary, Enrolling and Engrossing, and Code Revision, being Chairman of the latter. Mr. Jacobs is a 32nd degree Iason and member of the Iystic Shrine, and both socially and politically is one of the best known young men, not only in his home city, hut through much of the State.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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