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Leo Edward Owens

Leo Edward Owens, American newspaper publisher. Member Committee 25 Palm Springs.; Served as Second lieutenant, construction div. Air Corps, United States Army, 1917-1918.

Background

  • Owens, Leo Edward was born on February 18, 1889 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William Michael and Anna (Murphy) Owens.

  • Education

    • Master of Engineering, University Minnesota, 1911. Doctor of Laws, Whittier College, California, 1968.

    Career

    • November 1947); children—Lee E., Ellen (Mistress Ronald J. Vincent), Owen M., Peter J. Married second, Josephine Harding, March 31, 1959. Mech. superintendent, production manager Minneapolis Tribune, 1911-1917, Louisville Courier Journal, 1919-1921, New York World, 1922-1927.

      Public St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press, 1927-1939. Public newspapers, Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen, Texas, 1942-1941, Richmond, California, 1948-1972, Whittier, California, since 1951. Chairman of the Board, director Owens Public Company.

    Membership

    Member Committee 25 Palm Springs. Served as Second lieutenant, construction div. Air Corps, United States Army, 1917-1918.

    Clubs: Thunderbird County.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Reilly, October 6, 1923 (divorced November 1947).; married second, Josephine Harding, March 31, 1959. Children: Lee E., Ellen (Mistress.
    • father: William Michael Owens
    • mother: Anna (Murphy) Owens
    • spouses: Marie Reilly
    • Josephine Harding
    • children: Lee E. Owens
    • Ellen (Mrs Owens
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    Born February 18, 1889
    Died 1975
    (aged 85)
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