Frank S. Leffingwell, county sheriff of Benton county, Minnesota, is one of the prominent men of that region. He has resided there for many years and is held in the highest esteem by his fellows.

Mr. Leffingwell was born in Wisconsin, November 16, I868. His father, Seth Leffingwell, was born in Pennsylvania, and his mother Helen (Weston) Leffingwell, was a native of Vermont. Our subject was reared in Walworth county, Wisconsin, and received his high school education in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He then served an apprenticeship of three years in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a cutter of stone and granite, and he worked at that trade until 1890, when he removed to Sauk Rapids. He then bought and sold horses until 1896, when he received the appointment of deputy sheriff of Benton county and served in this office two years. He did very efficient work during this term and in 1898 defeated Mr. Lavoie for the office of county sheriff, and is now filling that office in a creditable manner. He removed to Foley in 1891 and in March of the following year he purchased the Hotel Foley and conducted the only hotel in the town of Foley.

Mr. Leffingwell was married in 1889 to Ida Erdmann, who was born in Wisconsin, in November, 1872. Our subject is a man of untiring energy and he is awake to the interests of his county and works zealously to promote the same.

Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (1904) p. 761

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