John Leslie served as mayor of Oxford, Mississippi from 1973 until 1997. Under his leadership the town secured federal and state funds, levied local use taxes, modernized streets and infrastructure, built a public library, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a community baseball stadium. Leslie also operated Leslie’s Drugstore from 1951 until 1989 and served at one time as president of the Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association.
Digital Collection Information
The material provided here represents only a fraction of a much larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online.
The digital collection contains all photographs in the John Leslie Collection.
The John Leslie Collection finding aid provides further information about the mayor and his papers. For other politically-related holdings at the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide.
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