Leland T. Powers

Leland T. Powers (January 28, 1857-1920) was an American performing arts educator, author, and actor. The founder of the Leland Powers School, he was once renowned as "the highest paid man in the Lyceum field. Born in Pultneyville, New York, Powers attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and graduated there in 1875. In 1884, Powers gained popularity for acting all the roles in plays on his own, and was noted for being "the first man on the Lyceum platform in America to do this." In 1888, he married his first wife Louise Baldwin. They were divorced in 1895. He eventually traveled across the country and to South America, and was noted as being the best paid performer on the Lyceum circuit in America between 1890 and 1900, during which time he was managed by the Redpath Lyceum Bureau. In 1895, he married Carol Hoyt Powers, and they had two children. The family were Christian Scientists. In 1893, it was written that, "Leland Powers is small and active, and tropical in temperament, and he dare enact a play with great fidelity.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 28th, 1857
United States of America
Date of death
1920 at age of 62


1. Phillips Academy Boarding school

Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover, Andover, Phillips Academy Andover or PA) is a selective, co-educational independent boarding high school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate (PG) year. The school is located in Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 25 miles north of Boston.

Type Boarding school
April 21st, 1778
180 Main Street, 01810 - Andover, Massachusetts
Official web page www.andover.edu
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People attended Phillips Academy connected by profession and/or age

b. 1857., Writer
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b. 1861., Politician
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