Nebraska Authors

Leon Satterfield

AKA: Leon James Satterfield

Born 1934-01-21 Plains, KS (USA)

Died 2011-04-11
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Leon Satterfield was a well-known Lincoln Professor and newspaper columnist, also known as a local civic gadfly and curmudgeon. Satterfield joined the faculty as Wesleyan University in 1960 and retired in 2000. He published a long-running newspaper column titled "The Truth Mostly" in the Lincoln Journal Star. Satterfield, poet Bill Kloefkorn, and later writer Rick Cypert, together formed "The Loup River Expeditionary Force," an annual river expedition.

Places Lived

Plains, KS
Emporia, KS
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism




Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, KS
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

English Department of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE (1960-2000)


Friends Bill Kloefkorn, Rick Cypert, Loup River Expeditionary Force and Wesleyan Writers Group


Satterfield on the Loose. 1999.

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