Biography of Leo J. Buettner
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Leo J. Buettner is a substantial and highly esteemed young man of Johnstown. He was born in this city, Aug. 26, 1891, and is the son of Peter J. and Mary Buettner. Peter 3. Buettner, who lives retired in Johnstown, was for many years identifiedwith the bakery firm of Buettner Brothers.

Leo J. Buettner received his education in the parochial school and attended Cambria Business College. He was employed by the P. C. Schuier Ice Cream company for three years, after which he was appointed assistant to the city clerk, under John W. Kramer. In 1917 he assumed his present duties as secretary of the City Planning Commission. He is also identified with the Department of Parks and Public Property, Municipal Recreation committee, Bureau of City Assessment, Shade Tree Commission, and is manager of the municipal swimming pool.

Mr. Buettner's efforts along civic improvement lines as introduced in the public schools, with the assistance of Professor Riddle, caused. widespread comment and he was called before the American Civic Congress in Chicago to tell of his experiences. He also received recognition from the National Recreation Congress at Atlantic City, being the first man from Johnstown to be honored by two national associations in one year. He also has received numerous inquiries from English associations as the result of his work in the Housing Betterment Association. He is also the organizer of playground work in Johnstown. He is secretary of the Good Cheer Committee, of which he was the founder. This committee is in charge of the entertainment of the inmates of the Tubercular Sanitarium and County Farm.

Mr. Buettner is a member of the Lions Club, Knights of St. George, Loyal Order of Moose, Sportsmen's Club,! and National Recreation Congress of Yellow Dogs. He is a director of the Pennsylvania Housing and Town Planning Association, and secretary of the Pennsylvania Association of City Planning Commissioners.

Mr. Euettner is a Republican and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He has always manifested a keen interest in the material growth and beautification of Johnstown, to which he devotes his entire time and energy.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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