Member Biography

Leland Sanford North 


Brooksville American (Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania) March 20, 1924, edition.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1925-1926       37 Republican
1927-1928       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


01/26/1886 - 12/16/1943

Leland Sanford “Lee” North (R37) Indiana and Jefferson County 1925-1928

Early Life:

Leland Sanford “Lee” North, born January 26, 1886, farm, Young Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, son of Solomon Taylor and Anna Neal North; public school education; Indiana State Normal School (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania); School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh; National Law School; married, Bess B. Beyer, 1905, sons, Lieutenant Robert B. North, Private Fred North; secretary, United States Congressman, J. Taylor North, 64th congress, 1915-1917; secretary, Jefferson County Republican Committee; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1925-1929; engaged, mercantile, drugstore business, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; died, December 16, 1943 (aged 57), Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; interment, Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson County, 1925-1928; was defeated, Republican state senate primary, by Doctor W.S. Blaisdale, also of Punxsutawney; in the November General Election, ran on the Prohibition Ticket, defeating Republican Blaisdale, aided by heavy support from Indiana County (he lost Jefferson County and Punxsutawney to Blaisdale). 


Father, Solomon Taylor North, United States House of Representatives, 64th Congress, 1915-1917. 

Bioguide Search ( 


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

The Evening Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania) Monday December 6, 1943, Page 1, Column 6.

Leland Sanford North (1886-1943) - Find a Grave Memorial