House 1975-82 (District 31B); House 1987-92 (District 31B); House 1993-94 (District 27B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Meat Cutter, Hormel Plant
Rose Creek, Minnesota; Secondary;
St. Thomas College; B.S.; Physical Education
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1st Ward, Austin, Minnesota (City Alderman);
1968 to 1970
Austin, Minnesota (City Mayor, 2 terms);
1970 to 1974
Five children: Colleen, Maureen, Terry, Laurie, and Tom
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
"Leo was a staunch conservationist, working tirelessly to improve the lot of nature and its inhabitants." Austin Daily Herald, October 14, 2015.
"He wore bright, colorful sportcoats and ties at the Capitol that made him stand out. ...'He was known as the technicolor lawmaker,' said Al Layman, who worked with Reding as a committee administrator for the Minnesota House." Rochester Post-Bulletin, October 16, 2015.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975 and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1987-88.
His funeral was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery.