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Leo Edward Owens

newspaper publisher

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