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Leo O'Mealia

Real Name
Leo Edward O'Mealia
Leo the Lion



Date of Birth
March 31, 1884

Date of Death
May 7, 1960

Place of Birth

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Personal History

Leo O'Mealia was born in LeRoy, New York. He married Mary Ellen Goschar and the couple had three children: Mary, Leo Edward Jr., and Grayce. Leo died on May 7, 1960 at the age of 76.

Professional History

Leo was a sports cartoonist for the Rochester Herald, the Rochester Times, The Globe and the New York Daily News. He was also the creator of a popular syndicated comic strip called Wedlock. While at the New York Daily News, he had two famous front page cartoons: Oct. 5, 1955 "Who's a Bum" when the Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series in 7 game against the NY Yankees; and July 9, 1956 called "Hello Golfers," a drawing of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to signal the opening day of the New York Daily News-sponsored Ike Golf Tournament. Leo O'Mealia was also known for his work on early issues of Action Comics, Adventure Comics and Detective Comics in the late 1930's.


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Leo's work is featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

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