Life long cattleman and head cattle buyer for Swift & Company.
1854-1927 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Wellington Leavitt, known as “Duke,” learned the cattle business working for his father’s firm, Calvin Leavitt & Son, in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Around 1875, he joined Swift and Company at Union Stock Yards, Chicago. Leavitt was Swift’s head cattle buyer for many years. He survived a bout with typhoid fever in 1904.