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G. Frederick Liechty

Identifier: 013.GFL


Materials in the G. Frederick Leichty papers are directly related to the Internaitonal Debate that took place on November 18, 1937 in Pease Auditorium. The debate was between two members of the Michigan State Normal College Debate Team, Oliver B. Crager and Frederick Leichty, and two members that formed the British Team, Ronald V. Gibson from Cambridge University and James A. Brown from Oxford University. The debate titled "British Criticize Supreme Court: Should the Courts Power Be Curbed?" was chaired by L. C. Hughes-Hallett with the British team affirming the question: Resolved, That the absolute veto of the Supreme Court is an anachronism."


  • Creation: 1937 - 1938

Biographical Note

George Frederick Liechty, attended the Michigan State Normal College and graduated in 1938. Liechty was a member of the debate team all four years and in 1936 earned the honor of 'college orator' at the State of Michigan Oratorical Contest. It was noted in coverage of the debate that Lietchy was to attend the University of Michigan to study business administration. Born in Monroe, Indiana on January 1st, 1914, Lietchy was living in Ypsilanti, Michigan according to the 1930 census and Ann Arbor in the 1940 census. Lietchy moved to the Chicago area and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield as an executive. He served on the Evanston Rotary Club of Chicago, and the Evanston school board. He died in Evanston, Illinois at the age of 81 in August 1995.


2 Linear Feet (1 Oversize folder)

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G. Frederick Liechty papers
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
04 October 2021
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Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197