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Leo Riordan

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.

Background

  • Riordan, Leo was born on June 2, 1903 in Scobeyville, New Jersey, United States. Son of Thomas and Anna Rocha (Kelly) Riordan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, 1926.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to nat. mags.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Mary Steed, June 11, 1937. Children: John Thomas, Thomas Arthur (deceased).
    • father: Thomas Riordan
    • mother: Anna Rocha (Kelly) Riordan
    • spouse: Kathryn Mary Steed
    • children: John Thomas Riordan
    • Thomas Arthur Riordan (deceased)
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    Born June 2, 1903
    Died June 6, 1975
    (aged 72)
    Nationality

    Award