About Leonard Wilcox
Leonard Wilcox (January 29, 1799 – June 18, 1850) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire. His father, Jeduthun Wilcox, was a United States Representative from New Hampshire from 1813 to 1816.
Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1817, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practiced in Orford. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1828 to 1834, was judge of the superior court from 1838 to 1840, and a bank commissioner from 1838 to 1842.
Wilcox was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Franklin Pierce. He was subsequently elected and served from March 1, 1842, to March 4, 1843. He resumed the practice of law, was judge of the New Hampshire Court of Common Pleas in 1847-1848, was again appointed judge of the superior court in 1848, and served until his death in Orford in 1850; interment was in the West Congregational Churchyard.