Summary: Donor is daughter of J. Marvin Leonard (1895-1970), who, along with younger brother, Obadiah Paul Leonard, was a longtime partner in the Leonard Brothers Department Store in Downtown Fort Worth. By the 1930s, the Leonard Brothers dominated retailing in the Fort Worth area. Leonard also invested in real estate, banking and oil. Golf, particularly building golf courses, occupied much of his time. Marvin Leonard was a major financial supporter of the Lena Pope Home and Texas Wesleyan University. He sold his interest in the store to brother O. P. Leonard in 1965.
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