William Lessig (1906 - 1975)

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William Lessig
1906 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
William Lessig was born on November 1, 1906. He died in July 1975 at age 68. We know that William Lessig had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.

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William Lessig passed away in July 1975 at 68 years of age. He was born on November 1, 1906. We have no information about William's surviving family. We know that William Lessig had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.
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1906 - 1975 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that William Lessig was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1914, when he was just 8 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1931, when he was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1969, when he was 63 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1975, in the year of William Lessig's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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William E Lessig
Born: around 1926
United States
William C Lessig
Born: around 1922
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William E Lessig
Jul 17, 1926 - Dec 2, 1988
Indianapolis, IN
William Lessig
May 22, 1909 - June 1986
Dundalk, Maryland
William v Lessig
Sep 15, 1926 - Nov 3, 2006
Springfield, PA
William C Lessig
Apr 23, 1940 - Aug 1, 2008
Bath, PA
William L Lessig
Aug 17, 1920 - Sep 14, 1999
Hadley, PA
William Lessig
Aug 11, 1901 - February 1974
Reading, PA
William Clarence Lessig
Mar 20, 1922 - Jul 27, 2009
Lynn Haven, FL
William K Lessig
Mar 2, 1896 - Nov 13, 1971
William Lessig
Jul 23, 1906 - October 1965
William S Lessig
Apr 1, 1897 - Apr 17, 1975
Reading, PA
William Lessig
Aug 10, 1885 - September 1968
Fleetwood, PA
William Lessig
Jun 11, 1918 - June 1984
Pottstown, PA

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George Lessig
Apr 12, 1913 - April 1983
Goldenrod, FL
I Lessig
Sep 19, 1899 - May 1980
McKeesport, PA
Reid F Lessig
Oct 4, 1950 - Oct 15, 1994
Fleetwood, PA
Lewis G Lessig
Aug 19, 1914 - Oct 4, 2005
Wallingford, CT
Walter Lessig
Dec 20, 1885 - January 1969
Stroudsburg, PA
Milo Jay Lessig
Sep 12, 1919 - Apr 3, 2010
Millsboro, DE
Clifford Lessig
Apr 15, 1928 - July 1980
Ethel Lessig
Aug 16, 1894 - January 1973
West Chester, PA
Elizabeth N Lessig
Sep 27, 1914 - Feb 26, 2008
Stanley, WI
Shirley E Lessig
Nov 30, 1956 - December 1989
Emily Lessig
Mar 8, 1909 - Feb 7, 2002
Nazareth, PA
F Shirley Lessig
May 30, 1920 - Jun 17, 2002
Lake Wales, FL
William Lessig
Jun 11, 1918 - June 1984
Pottstown, PA
Leonard H Lessig
Mar 5, 1903 - Apr 5, 1999
Spring City, PA
Kenneth F Lessig
Aug 25, 1916 - Mar 29, 2005
Parker Ford, PA
Augustus Lessig
Aug 14, 1908 - Apr 18, 1993
Douglassville, PA
Charles Lessig
Sep 30, 1908 - August 1978
Pottstown, PA
Spencer B Lessig
Jan 28, 1912 - Dec 3, 1996
Pottstown, PA
Clyde Lessig
Nov 26, 1916 - Dec 9, 2002
East Stroudsburg, PA
Elmer Lessig
Mar 18, 1909 - January 1984
Northampton, PA

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Benjamin H Franklin
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Charles Ackerman
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Allen P Benner
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John Reese
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Robert G Rice
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Charles O Steinmetz
Sep 3, 1917 - Apr 23, 2002
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Liborio Todaro
Sep 17, 1910 - Oct 18, 2005
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Gabriel F Kovacs
Apr 29, 1913 - Mar 5, 1994
Virginia Beach, VA
Alfred Hillyer
May 26, 1911 - February 1982
Saint Petersburg, FL
Robert Hillyer
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Phillipsburg, NJ
C Thompson
Feb 6, 1907 - October 1976
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Frank Meyers
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