Denomination: Roman Catholic
Leo Riordan, American public relations executive. Recipient M. L. Annenberg award special merit, 1948. Member History Society Pennsylvania, American Catholic History Society Philadelphia (board of managers), Baseball Writers Association American, Football Writers Association American, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Colonial Philadelphia History Society, Sigma Delta Chi.
Sports reporter Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1926-1936. Sports editor Ledger Syndicate, 1937-1939. Sports editor and columnist Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 1939-1942.
Assistant sports editor Philadelphia Inquirer, 1942-1943, executive sports editor, 1943-1959. Public information officer Jefferson Medical College and Hospital, 1959-1967, director public information, 1967-1969. Assistant to vice president for development Thomas Jefferson U., Philadelphia, 1969-1975.