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Leonard Earle LeSourd

Leonard Earle LeSourd, American publisher, editor, writer. President Parent-Teachers Association, Carmel, New York, 1956. 1st lieutenant USSAC, 1945. Member Fellowship Christian Athletes (secretary, board directors 1970-1976).

Background

  • LeSourd, Leonard Earle was born on May 20, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Howard Marion and Lucile (Leonard) LeS.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1941.

    Career

    • Editor Guideposts magazine, New York City, 1946-1974. Public Chosen Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1974-1992. Chairman Breakthrough, Inc., Lincoln, Virginia, 1980-1994.

      Elder First Presbyterian Church, Delray Beach, Florida, 1968-1977, New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Pompono Beach, Florida, 1977-1981. Vice president Prebyn. Reformed and Renewal Ministries, Oklahoma City, 1977.

    Works

    • Strong Men, Weak Men: Godly Strength and the Male Identity
    • What does it mean to be a man in today's society? Should men continue the old pattern of being strong and keeping their emotions in check, or is true masculinity something different? This book examines 11 roles which most men assume at some stage of their lives, including son, husband, boss, father, competitor and churchman.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    President Parent-Teachers Association, Carmel, New York, 1956. 1st lieutenant USSAC, 1945. Member Fellowship Christian Athletes (secretary, board directors 1970-1976).

    Connections

    • Married Evelyn Chester, August 21, 1948 (div. March 1959); Married Catherine Marshall, November 14, 1959 (deceased March 1983). Married Sandra Jean Simpson, June 22, 1985.

      Children: Linda, Chester, Jeffrey.
    • father: Howard Marion LeS.
    • mother: Lucile (Leonard) LeS.
    • spouses: Evelyn Chester
    • Catherine Marshall
    • Sandra Jean Simpson
    • children: Linda LeSourd
    • Chester LeSourd
    • Jeffrey LeSourd
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    Born March 20, 1919
    Died February 5, 1996
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Ohio Wesleyan University
    • 1946 - 1974
      Editor Guideposts magazine
    • 1974 - 1992
      public Chosen Books
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1994
      chairman, Breakthrough
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States