Leven, Steven Aloyslus was born on April 30, 1905 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Joseph J. and Gertrude (Conrady) Leven.
Student St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, Kan. Student philosophy and theology Cath.
Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1928. Consecrated bishop, 1956. Assistant pastor St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City, 1928-1932.
Pastor St. Joseph’s Church, Bristow, Oklahoma, 1932-1935. Vice rector American College, Louvain, 1935-1938. Pastor St. Joseph’s Church, Tonkawa, Oklahoma, 1938-1948, St. Francis Xavier Church, Enid, Oklahoma, 1948-1956.