William H. Leonard served in 1866. Commissioner on Appeal, 1870. Born June 11, 1812. Supreme court, first district, elected 1859, 1872. Died May 30, 1891, in Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y.
This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.