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 Leonard Case Jr.

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Leonard Case Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death
6 Jan 1880 (aged 59)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Section 6 Lot 33-0
Memorial ID
1302 View Source

Philanthropist, Poet. He is remembered for the endowment of $1.25 million for the establishment in 1880 of the Case School of Applied Science, which eventually became Case Western Reserve University, a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, his father's parents were Meshack Case and Magdalene Eckstein. After attending private schools, he entered Yale University, graduating with honors in mathematics and languages in 1838. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1844. After passing the bar exam, he opened a law office in 1845, limiting his practice to working with his father, Leonard Case Sr., in settling claims arising from Moses Cleveland's Connecticut Land Company. Although his brother was active in politics, this did not interest him, devoting himself to academic affairs. He enjoyed writing poetry. His most famous poem, "Treasure Trove" was published in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1860 and later in other collections of poems. Sickly all his life, he neither married nor fully practiced his profession. With the death of his father, he inherited $15 million in 1864. Case built the commercial Case Block in Cleveland in 1875 and a culture center. After his death, he left 200 acres to the city of Cleveland to develop an industrial park. Among his other beneficiaries were the Old Stone Church, the Cleveland Orphan Asylum, the Cuyahoga County Historical Society, the Cleveland Medical College, the city's first lyceum for the arts and the Industrial Aid Society. In 1919, his remains and those of his family were transferred from the original burial sites in Erie Street Cemetery to Lake View Cemetery. A monument remains at the original site.

Philanthropist, Poet. He is remembered for the endowment of $1.25 million for the establishment in 1880 of the Case School of Applied Science, which eventually became Case Western Reserve University, a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, his father's parents were Meshack Case and Magdalene Eckstein. After attending private schools, he entered Yale University, graduating with honors in mathematics and languages in 1838. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1844. After passing the bar exam, he opened a law office in 1845, limiting his practice to working with his father, Leonard Case Sr., in settling claims arising from Moses Cleveland's Connecticut Land Company. Although his brother was active in politics, this did not interest him, devoting himself to academic affairs. He enjoyed writing poetry. His most famous poem, "Treasure Trove" was published in the "Atlantic Monthly" in 1860 and later in other collections of poems. Sickly all his life, he neither married nor fully practiced his profession. With the death of his father, he inherited $15 million in 1864. Case built the commercial Case Block in Cleveland in 1875 and a culture center. After his death, he left 200 acres to the city of Cleveland to develop an industrial park. Among his other beneficiaries were the Old Stone Church, the Cleveland Orphan Asylum, the Cuyahoga County Historical Society, the Cleveland Medical College, the city's first lyceum for the arts and the Industrial Aid Society. In 1919, his remains and those of his family were transferred from the original burial sites in Erie Street Cemetery to Lake View Cemetery. A monument remains at the original site.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1302
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1302/leonard-case: accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Case Jr. (27 Jun 1820–6 Jan 1880), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1302, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .