Biography of Leo M. Corbett
North Central Ohio Biographies

Leo M. Corbett. As secretary of the Pioneer Storage Company, Leo M. Corbett is numbered among the enterprising young business men of Mansfield. He was born here, Aug. 16, 1892, the son of John and Mary (Michael) Corbett.

John Corbett was born in Mansfield, and spent many years in the employ of the Aultman-Taylor Manufacturing Company. He died in 1893 and is buried in Mansfield. Mr. Corbett was a Democrat and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. His widow lives in Mansfield. She was born at Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of Philip and Veronica Michael, natives of Germany and early settlers of Crestline, where Mr. Michael was connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for a number of years. Leo M., the subject of this sketch, was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Corbett.

Leo M. Corbett obtained his education in the public and parochial schools of Mansfield and in 1910 was graduated from Mansfield High School. He began his business career with the Ohio Brass Company as a clerk in the cost department, and later served as cost accountant for the Humphryes Manufacturing Company. Mr. Corbett became interested in publicity work as a reporter on the "The Mansfield Shield," and subsequently became advertising manager. He also was advertising manager for the Norwalk "Reflector-Herald," at Norwalk, Ohio, and upon his return to Mansfield became publicity director for the Grand Theater Amusement Company, owners of the Majestic and Grand Theaters, and operators of the Opera House. In 1925, Mr. Corbett was appointed business manager of the Mansfield "Journal," and in 1928 became publisher of the Mansfield "Shopping Journal." He was appointed in 1928 as state chairman of the Speakers' Bureau of the Democratic party, with offices in Columbus. Mr. Corbett has held his present position as secretary of the Pioneer Storage Company since Jan. 1, 1929. He is also vice president of the National Directories Company and secretary and treasurer of the Wickersham Printing Company of Mansfield. During the years of 1928 and 1929, he was business manager of the Mansfield Community Players.

Mr. Corbett is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Mansfield Council No. 687, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, No. 56, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Politically, he is a Democrat.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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