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 https://pr.princeton.edu/news/00/q1/0118-mccleery.htm.
Nebraska Authors, William McCleery, https://nebraskaauthors.org/authors/william-mccleery.
University of Nebraska ? to 1931
Notes: Bachelor of Arts.
B.A., University of Nebraska in 1931