Biography of Arthur C. Leach
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Arthur C. Leach, president of Leach Brothers, Inc., is among the prominent business executives of Joliet. He was born on a farm near Gardner, Ill., Feb. 4, 1879, the son of Henry and Ione (Howland) Leach. A complete sketch of Henry Leach appears elsewhere in this history.

Just before his graduation from the Joliet High School in 1898, Arthur C. Leach enlisted in the U. S. Army and served in Company B, Third Illinois Infantry, as a corporal. He saw service in Porto Rico and participated in the capture of Arroyo and Gayamo. He was discharged from the service in February, 1899, and upon his return to Joliet became interested in his father's business. Mr. Leach became a member of the firm in 1901 and in 1911 together with Howard E. Leach, purchased their father's interests when the elder Mr. Leach retired. In 1928 this well established business was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois, with the following officers: Arthur C. Leach, president; Howard Leach, vice president and treasurer; and Paul H. Leach, secretary.

Mr. Leach is a Republican and served as a member of the city council for three terms until May, 1928. He was president of the school board of Joliet, having been elected to that office in 1924. He holds membership in St. John's Universalist Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, Joliet Country Club, and United Spanish War Veterans. He served as first president of the Chamber of Commerce and is president of the Oakwood Cemetery Association. During the World War Mr. Leach was chairman of the Liberty Loan Drive in Joliet.

In 1902 Mr. Leach married Miss Elsie Elwood, the daughter of Captain James G. and Margaret (Pearce) Elwood. They have two daughters: Ione, married to Edward R. Davis, Jr., banker, lives in Chicago Heights, Ill., and they have a daughter, Nancy; and Margaret L., attends the University of Illinois.

From:
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1928


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