Bio: Leicht, George J. (1887 – 19??)
Surnames: Leicht, Zimmerman, Markus, Smith
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Leicht, George J. (26 February 1887 – 19??)
GEORGE J. LEICHT, attorney at law at Wausau, a member of the law firm of Smith & Leicht, with offices on the second floor of the Cohn Building, was born at South Germantown, Washington County, Wis., February 26, 1887, a son of Jacob and Minnie (Zimmerman) Leicht. For a number of years the father was a farmer but now lives retired at Menomonee Falls. The mother died in 1896. The family consisted of five children.
George J. Leicht was educated in the primary, graded and High Schools at Menomonee Falls, graduating from the latter in the class of 1906, and for a time attended the Whitewater Normal School. Later he entered the University of Wisconsin, spending two years taking a course in literature and science and three years in law. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911 and in October of the same year came to Wausau and entered into partnership with Frank J. Markus. In November, 1912, the firm of Markus & Leicht was dissolved and the latter entered into another partnership with Brayton E. Smith, the firm operating under the name of Smith & Leicht. He is a member of the Marathon County Bar Association, politically is a Republican and fraternally a Mason. He is a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church.
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