A.J. Leo

Alexander J. Leo, Jr.

Full Name: Alexander Johannes "John" Leo, Jr.
Date of birth: April 15, 1852
Date of death: November 24, 1883

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 83 Jan 9, 1883 - Nov 24, 1883 18th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Edinburg / Hidalgo   Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal

(1) Hidalgo, Hidalgo County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) John McAllen, in special election 12/24/1883, sworn 1/9/1884, succeeded Alexander J. Leo, died 11/24/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(4) Edinburg, Hidalgo County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Alexander Johannes "John" Leo, Jr., birth date 4/15/1852 in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, death date 11/24/1883 in Hidalgo County, Texas. Spouse Mary Concepcion Daugherty. Hidalgo County Sheriff (1873-1876), Hidalgo County Attorney (1880), member of Texas House of Representatives (1883). Portrait. Obituary, "Death of Hon. A.J. Leo," Laredo Times, 12/2/1883: "News has been received of the death of Hon. A.J. Leo, of Hidalgo, which occurred at his home in Edinburgh on the morning of the twenty-fourth instant . . . Mr. Leo was of Jewish descent, and was about thirty-two years of age. He was a native of the Rio Grande frontier, having been born in Brownsville. His home has been in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties all of his life . . . He acted as [Hidalgo County] sheriff many years . . . Last year he was elected to the legislature, served one session, and would have been present at the called session had he lived." Leo-Atkins (Myra's) Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Account of Alexander Leo's death in office and John McAllen's election to the 18th Legislature, pp. 371-373. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Description of relationship between John McAllen, Alexander Leo, Jr., and Edward Dougherty. Relatives: Alexander J. Leo, Jr. - son-in-law, Edward Dougherty - father-in-law, pp. 356-359. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • 18th Legislature, Called Session, House Journal. Memorial services in memory of Hon. W.H. Tucker of Anderson County (death date 6/15/1883) and Hon. A.J. Leo of Hidalgo County, Evening Session, 1/29/1884, pp. 95-98, and Memorial page, p. 99. Includes biographical sketches, memorial resolution, and memorial of A.J. Leo in Spanish by Hon. S. Benavides. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical sketch, Alexander J. Leo, p. 267. Born 1832 in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. A.J. Leo, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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