Foxo Reardon, as Francis Xavier Reardon was called, was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia in 1905. He became a cartoonist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in the early 1920s. He created the newspaper strip 'Bozo', which appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday for twenty years before it was syndicated nationally and internationally by Field Enterprises in 1945.
'Bozo' gained great popularity, especially in the Chicago Sun-Times, whose readers voted the strip the most popular. It was promoted a s "original pantomime comic strip", and stood out for Reardon's fluent graphic style. Foxo Reardon died in 1955 of cancer, after which 'Bozo was discontinued.