Arthur G. Leonard | Inducted by 1920
President of the Chicago Union Stock Yards and mastermind behind the Saddle & Sirloin Club and portrait collection.
1862-1949 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Arthur G. Leonard was born in New York City and spent five decades directing the operations of the Chicago Union Stock Yard and Transit Company. During that time, he served in various capacities, as general manager, treasurer, vice president, and in 1913, president of the stockyards.
He was largely credited as the planner of the buildings and grounds and was responsible for developing the Pure Bred Live Stock Records Building, where the headquarters of various national breed registry associations were consolidated.
When Robert Ogilvie, William Skinner, Mortimer Levering, and G. Howard Davison conceived of a great national show in Chicago, it is Arthur Leonard whom they approached with the idea. Leonard, collaborating with Ogilvie and Alvin Sanders, was a mastermind behind the Saddle & Sirloin Club and portrait collection.
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