Member Biography

Leon Cushing Prince 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1929-1930       31 Republican
1931-1932       31 Republican
1933-1934       31 Republican
1935-1936       31 Republican


05/15/1875 - 01/31/1937

Doctor Leon Cushing Prince (R31) Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties 1929-1936

Early Life:

Doctor Leon Cushing Prince, born May 15, 1875, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire; son of Morris Watson and Katherine Buck Farnham Prince; Bordentown Military Academy; New York University, B.A., 1898; father, became a professor, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1898-1910; member, Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, officer, Belles Lettres Literary Society, Dickinson College, M.A., Dickinson School of Law, LL.B., 1900; Albright College, honorary doctorate of literature, 1917; Cumberland County Bar Association, 1900; ordained clergyman, New York Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1900; librarian, instructor, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; adjunct professor of history and economics Dickinson College, 1903-1910; full professor of history and economics, 1910-1937; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1928-1936; married, Julia Cecilia Delavan Laise, 1910, daughter, Mary Delavan Prince Caum; died, January 31, 1937 (aged 61), at his desk in the study of his home, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. 


Bird's Eye View of American History (1907). 

Sense and Nonsense of Christian Science (1911). 

World Federation - A Myth or Menace (1912). 

American Holy War (1918). 

The American Soldier (1919). 

The Man Who Dares, and Other Inspirational Messages to Young People (1920). 

The Pharaoh's Question: and other addresses (1927).

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 31st district, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties, 1929-1936.


During his time at military school, Prince was struck with muscular dystrophy which would confine him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Pennsylvania governor John J. Earle attended the funeral, Dickinson College President Fred Corson presented the eulogy, College closed for the day and six students served as pallbearers.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members P"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Evening Report (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Monday February 1, 1937.

Dr Leon Cushing Prince (1875-1937) - Find a Grave Memorial