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LEAKE, Walter, senator, born in Virginia about 1760; died in Mount Salus, Hinds County, Mississippi, 17 November, 1825. He fought during the Revolutionary war, and afterward removed from Virginia to Hinds county, Mississippi, where he practised law. He was elected United States senator from that state, and served from 11 December, 1817, till 1820, when he resigned. Immediately afterward he was appointed a judge of the circuit court, and so continued till 1821, when he was chosen governor of Mississippi, which office he held till 1825.
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