Years in print:
The Leader, a weekly literary, political and family paper, made its appearance March 10, 1855. It was issued by a Catholic literary society and edited by Jedidiah V. Huntington...In 1856, The Leader became a daily.
(From the Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri by Alexander N. De Menil, 1901).
Although begun as a paper with Catholic leanings, the content became more focused on politics.
Var.: St. Louis Leader.