Biography of Jacob A. Leonard
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Leonard, Jacob Augustus, town clerk and treasurer of Norton, Mass., was born in Norton December 19, 1845, a son of Luen C. and Eunice H. (Wetherell) Leonard. He received his early education in the public schools of Norton and afterward attended a private school for some time, then went to work on his father's farm, when he took up the study of surveying, and has followed both of these up to the present time. In 1883 he was elected to the office of town clerk and treasurer and has been reelected every year since. He is also a director in the Norton Savings & Loan Fund Association and has been one of the trustees of the Public Library for six years. He has been a justice of the peace since 1873, also treasurer of the Congregational parish. He is past master of St. James Lodge, F. & A. M., of Mansfield, and a member of Keystone Royal Arch Chapter. He has never married.

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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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