|Intro||Ambassador for Sierra Leone to the United States|
|A.K.A.||John Ernst Leigh|
John Ernst Leigh was an Ambassador for Sierra Leone to the United States who served during the Sierra Leone Civil War. Leigh was also a Presidential candidate for the Sierra Leone People’s Party during the 2007 Presidential elections in Sierra Leone.
John Leigh grew up in Cline Town, Sierra Leone, and alongside his other brother, Frederick Leigh, attended Albert Academy School in Freetown. John Leigh was the son of a [Sierra Leonean]] father of (Creole) descent and a Mende Sierra Leonean mother. John Leigh’s father, Evelyn Leslie Foy Leigh was a civil servant and his family descended from the original Nova Scotian Settlers.