Spencer B Lessig (1912 - 1996)

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Spencer B Lessig
1912 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Spencer B Lessig was born on January 28, 1912. He died on December 3, 1996 at 84 years old. We know that Spencer B Lessig had been residing in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19464.


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Spencer B Lessig passed away on December 3, 1996 at 84 years old. He was born on January 28, 1912. We have no information about Spencer's family. We know that Spencer B Lessig had been residing in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 19464.
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1912 - 1996 World Events

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In 1912, in the year that Spencer B Lessig was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1935, when he was 23 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1941, at the age of 29 years old, Spencer was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1985, when he was 73 years old, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

In 1996, in the year of Spencer B Lessig's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Clyde Lessig
Nov 26, 1916 - Dec 9, 2002
East Stroudsburg, PA
Elmer Lessig
Mar 18, 1909 - January 1984
Northampton, PA
Bessie A Lessig
Aug 4, 1917 - Nov 21, 1998
East Stroudsburg, PA
Mary Lessig
Feb 13, 1892 - February 1986
Stroudsburg, PA
Catherine Lessig
Aug 15, 1888 - December 1965
Michael D Lessig
Jul 18, 1972 - Aug 19, 2001
Kennett Square, PA
Robert G Lessig
Oct 17, 1910 - Feb 6, 1997
Lewisburg, PA
William Lessig
Aug 10, 1885 - September 1968
Fleetwood, PA
Frederick Lessig
Jul 14, 1875 - February 1963
Margaret L Lessig
Aug 5, 1922 - Jun 21, 2002
Greenwood, IN
Frank Lessig
Died: July 1960
Helen J Lessig
Oct 3, 1933 - Jul 28, 1999
Pottstown, PA
Mary Lessig
Dec 13, 1887 - May 1974
Pen Argyl, PA
William S Lessig
Apr 1, 1897 - Apr 17, 1975
Reading, PA
Eleanor E Lessig
Apr 14, 1913 - Feb 25, 2004
Lewisburg, PA
Anna C Lessig
Jan 20, 1911 - May 8, 2005
Reading, PA
Edward Lessig
Aug 15, 1931 - October 1974
Katherine E Lessig
Nov 9, 1916 - Apr 14, 1998
York, PA
H Lessig
Sep 17, 1904 - November 1982
Phoenixville, PA
Harry Lessig
Dec 6, 1898 - December 1968
Orwigsburg, PA

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