Born: 1911 September 15 in Hastings, Nebraska, United States

Died: 2000 January 16 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Biography: McCleery was the comics editor for AP Newsfeatures (Associated Press) syndicate and wrote the Oaky Doaks comic strip for that syndicate from June 17, 1935, to December 30, 1961.

McCleery was also a magazine editor for Life and Ladies Home Journal, a newspaper editor for P.M. (New York) and Hearst Newspapers, newspaper reporter, author, and Broadway and television playwright in his career.

Additional biographical information:
News from Princeton University, Journalist, Playwright William McCleery Dies in Princeton, January 18, 2000, via
Nebraska Authors, William McCleery,


    William McCleery Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Family name: McCleery

Other Names:

  1. Bill McCleery Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Bill Family name: McCleery


  1. University of Nebraska ? to 1931

    Notes: Bachelor of Arts.


  1. B.A., University of Nebraska in 1931


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  2. R. B. Fuller [generic]