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“Financing the Civil War: North and South” Speaker Judge Raymond Leisy
January 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries. Jan.17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – continuing with quality programs!
Speaker – Judge Raymond Leisy – “Financing the Civil War: North and South”
Raymond E. Leisy was born and raised in Wooster and graduated from Wooster High School. He also holds degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo School of Law.
He returned to Wooster in the early 1980’s to be an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He recently retired after two elected terms as Wayne County Juvenile and Probate Judge.
Ray and his wife, Allyson have been involved in many projects in the community over a long time period.
Combining his hobby of numismatics and his love of history, he has lectured on subjects concerning the economic history of the United States. His program for the Civil War Roundtable will be “Financing the Civil War.” He will discuss the similarities and differences on how both the North and South struggled to raise the funds necessary to support the War effort and, how each attempted to hinder the war effort of the other using such tactics as counterfeiting.
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