The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Leather, John Walter
Leather, John Walter, Ph.D., F.I.C. F.C.S. Agricultural Chemist to' Government of India; s. of John K. Leather, formerly of St. Helens; b. 1860; educ: Bonn; m. Annie, d of Job Henry Lyon of St. ; was Senior Assistant to Dr. Voelcker of the Royal Agricultural Society of England for 6 years; joined service in India as Agricultural Chemist to the Government of India, 1892; appointment ceased after 5 years; re-appointed as Assistant Agricultural Chemist, 1898; promoted to the place of Agricultural Chemist, 1902. Publication: Investigation in the Chemistry of Indian Agriculture. Address: Pusa, Bengal, India.