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MINT DIRECTOR TRIVIARegarding last week's Featured Web Page, Mark Borckardt writes:
I really like the Mint Director's web site. But I am confused about the title. David Rittenhouse is generally considered the first Mint Director in 1792. Who were the Mint Directors from 1773 until his appointment in April 1792? Here's some additional trivia about a Mint director:
Mint Director Jay W. Johnson was born in Bessemer, Michigan (in the upper peninsula) on September 30, 1943 and resided there until he left for college in 1961. My brother (James C. Borckardt, 1956-1974) was born in Wakefield, Michigan (about six miles from Bessemer) on September 28, 1956, and lived in Bessemer in 1956 and 1957. Jay and his family attended the church in Bessemer where my dad was the minister in 1956 and 1957, although when I asked him, Jay apologized for not remembering my dad. Attached is a photo of the Bessemer church.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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