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Leo Riordan

public relations executive

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.

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)