The story of Tim Leonard begins in the Oklahoma Panhandle, a stretch of Oklahoma that is unique in history and distinctive in appearance. At the entrance of Beaver County where he was born, there are no trees, no hills, and no buildings to obstruct the openness. There is only the gently undulating land, dotted with sagebrush growing in the short buffalo grass, extending mile after mile.Drawing from the strength of the land, Leonard earned a law degree and entered the U.S. Navy. The stories of his assignment as a military aide at the White House during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson could fill an entire book. But that was not the end of his life of public service.As Minority Leader of the Oklahoma State Senate, U.S. Attorney, and federal judge, Leonard has gained respect from a legion of other public officials and everyday citizens across the nation. His integrity and perseverance reflect the land from which he came.