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R. Conrad Leslie, Jr.

R. Conrad Leslie, Jr. Obituary
R. Conrad Leslie, Jr. passed away on December 25th. He was 95 years old. Conrad is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Cynthia; his three children: Bruce, Lynda and Elizabeth; and three grandchildren: Molly, Chrissy and Jeffrey.
Conrad's financial career in Chicago spanned five decades and he was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade for over 40 years. He embraced commodity futures trading and was affiliated with five NYSE member firms for which he issued an early morning market newsletter. "Les" was internationally recognized in the agri-business world and his monthly crop estimate report of American corn, soy beans and wheat production during the growing season was greatly anticipated throughout the business community. He authored three books on the stock market, two of which were written in the last five years of his life.
Conrad was very proud of his service as a B-24 pilot in the European theater during WWII. He flew 35 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Three Clusters. After the war, he returned to and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Conrad was originally from Xenia, Ohio.
A private memorial will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Leslie/Messenger Scholarship Fund at Miami University or a .
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 30, 2018
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