|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 23rd district
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
|Preceded by||William Duer|
|Succeeded by||Caleb Lyon|
|Born||March 1, 1811|
Paris, New York
|Died||August 18, 1864 (aged 53)|
Richfield Springs, New York
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ellen B. Babcock|
|Alma mater||Union College|
Babcock was born in Paris, New York in 1811. He 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, and graduated in 1830. He studied law at Union College and was admitted to the New York bar in 1834.
Elected to the 32nd United States Congress, Babcock 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.
- United States Congress. "Leander Babcock (id: B000005)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Leander Babcock at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district