Leo Good (#83)

Leo Hartley Good was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on September 16, 1930, the son of Earl Good and Sophie Pederson. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Superior State College in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

Leo worked for the Mesabi Railroad in Minnesota for ten years before joining the Peabody Coal company in Madison Wisconsin and later St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away on January 27, 2014 at Cloquet, Minnesota where he moved to when he retired.

His collecting career began in 1945 after obtaining his father's Wisconsin license plate collection dating back to 1923. He was a well-known authority on Indian license plates and was always interested in corresponding with other collectors about license plates and their history.

A charter member he signed up in 1955. A longtime resident of Minnesota, Leo published a yearly guide on Native American license plates. He embodied the selfless collector who willingly gave his time and knowledge to help anyone learn about license plates.

Those who knew him best called him a great and generous man. A constant ambassador for ALPCA he mentored hundreds of new members during his sixty years as a member. He promoted the club, and introduced hundreds of collectors to the world of license plate collecting. This spirit was typical of the early members who built this fraternity. Leo's selfless dedication to the hobby and willingness to share his knowledge is what makes our club the unique organization it is.

It is with great pride that we welcome Leo Hartley Good to the ALPCA Hall of Fame.