Biography of Leroy McCormick
Tulare County, CA Biographies





Leroy McCormick, district attorney for Tulare county, California, was born on a ranch near Madrid, Nebraska, December 12, 1891, and is one of three sons born to W. F. and Jessie B. (Fulmer) McCormick. His ancestry on both sides is of old American stock. The mother died in Nebraska and in 1909 the father came to California and located on a ranch near Orosi.

Leroy McCormick attended the public schools and the high school of Valley, Nebraska, from which latter he was graduated in 1909. He also attended school after coining to California and in 1913 received the degree of LL. B. from the University of Nebraska. He was then admitted to the bar in Nebraska, but returned to California in 1913 and for the next five years was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Tulare county. In 1918 he was appointed under sheriff and held that position for two years. He formed a partnership with J. A. Chase in 1921 for the practice of law. In January, 1922, he was appointed deputy to the distriet attorney and on October 18, 1924, was appointed district attorney to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Fred C. Scott, deceased.

Mr. McCormick is a republican in his political views and takes an active part in his party's affairs. He is a prominent figure in fraternal circles, being a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Sciots, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Rebekahs. He is an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Visalia. In his various lodges and in the church he is always ready and willing to promote good works. As a citizen he takes a keen interest in the affairs of his city and county. He is fond of athletic sports and finds time from the duties of his office to keep in good physical condition by outdoor exercise.

Mr. McCormick has been twice married. He was married to Miss Gertrude Bertrand of Nebraska, on December 15, 1914. She died on January 13, 1919, leaving one daughter, Verna Fay. On June 17, 1922, Mr. McCormick was married to Miss Lillian McMeekin of Merced, California, a native of Iowa. To this second marriage has been born one son, Wesley Leroy. Mr. McCormick is interested in ranch property near Orosi and has ten acres in raisin grapes.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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