Levi Ziegler Leiter was a businessman and collector of JW's work (see Rosy silver - The Pink Porch (M.1008) and #13083). In 1895, his daughter Mary married George Curzon who became Viceroy of India three years later.
Leiter was a partner in the firm of Marshall Field, who established a retail emporium in Chicago. He sold his share of the business to Field for $2,500,000 in 1881 and devoted himself to his property interests and to philanthropic activity.
Encylopedia Britannica, on-line edition (accessed 4 June 2004); 'Ziegler Notable Citizens Archive,' http://www.zeigleril.com (accessed 4 June 2004).