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Leo Horan was born in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his LL.B. degree from LaSalle University in 1917. Before taking up the law as a career, Horan was a teacher in Mississippi. From 1919 to 1924 he practiced law with his brother, John P. Horan, and from 1924 to 1940, practiced in Jackson, Mississippi. He then served with the Federal Legal Service in Shreveport, Louisiana. "Mr. Horan has contributed to various poetry magazines and newspapers and has been active in Louisiana and Mississippi poetry societies."
[Source: James B. Lloyd (ed.), Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967 238 (Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1981)] [online Social Security records have an entry for a Leo Horan, born October 12, 1891, who died February, 1985 in Decatur, Mississippi. We have no way of knowing whether this is the Leo Horan of this bio or not.]
Leo Horan, The Kneeling Stranger and Other Poems (Detroit: Harlo Press, 1965)
________, Beauty in a Breeze and Other Poems (Detroit, Harlo Press 1971)
________, In Tranquil Mood and Other Poems (Detroit: Harlo Press, 1977)
Leo Horan & Kate Gallaspy Horan, Brown-Skin Girl: A Novel (New York: Exposition Press, 1952)
Leo Horan, Marketing Your Book of Poems (Detroit: Harlo Press, 1969)