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    Thomas C. Leonard, president of the Tippecanoe National Bank of Tippecanoe City, and formerly for forty-two years identified with the manufacturing interests of this city, was born in 1880, at Covington, Ohio, a son of Joseph and Margaret (Lindsay) Leonard, and a brother of Serepta Leonard. Mr. Leonard attended the public schools of Covington, where he received his introduction to commercial affairs in connection with a dry goods enterprise, and in 1876 came to Tippecanoe City, where he took the management of a wheel works. Under his management this grew steadily, developing into one of the leading manufacturing concerns of the city, and in 1918, after forty-two years of continuous business activity, Mr. Leonard disposed of his interests to the Northern Manufacturing Company. During this period Mr. Leonard's business and financial connections had been numerous and important, and on January 1, 1920, he was re-elected president of the Tippecanoe National Bank, a position which he has retained for many years. He is widely known in banking and business circles as a man of sound conservatism and proved ability. As a fraternalist he is a thirty- second degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Leonard married Mary, daughter of Jacob Rohrer, and to this union there have been born three children: J. E., who married Mildred Smith and has five children, Betty Ann, Thomas, Mary E., Jean and J. E., Jr.; Louis C., who served on the front in France during the World war as a member of an ammunition train company in the Thirty-seventh division, American Expeditionary Forces, and is a member of the various Masonic bodies, including the Scottish Rite and Shrine; and Margery, who married Herman Schultz and has one child, Leonard. Mr. Schultz is a Mason.

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