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Leander Babcock (March 1, 1811 – August 18, 1864) was a Democratic United States Representative for the 23rd district of New York. He was born in Paris, New York in 1811. Babcock first attended Hamilton College and then transferred to Union College where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, graduating in 1830. Babcock had studied law at Union College and was admitted to the New York bar in 1834. He then moved to Oswego, New York where he practiced law.

From 1840 to 1843 he served as the district attorney for Oswego County. Babcock then became mayor of Oswego. He was elected to the 32nd United States Congress and served from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853. After his term in office, he returned to Oswego and served as president of its board of education in 1855 and as an alderman from 1856 to 1858.

Babcock died in Richfield Springs, New York on August 18, 1864 and was interred in Riverside Cemetery in Oswego.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Duer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

1851–1853
Succeeded by
Caleb Lyon







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