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Salmon P. Chase: The Ambitious Ohioan

Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 PM

The fourth meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable’s 2023-2024 program year is on December 13th, 2023. Please make your reservations to attend. 

The Evening’s Program

                                     “Salmon P. Chase: The Ambitious Ohioan”

Salmon Portland Chase, known for his courtroom advocacy for escaped slaves before the war, agreed to serve as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury after falling short of securing the Republican presidential nomination in 1860.  He played a key role in funding the U.S. war effort but clashed repeatedly with Lincoln, who finally accepted his fourth offer - or was it a threat? - to resign.  Even after being appointed to the Supreme Court, Chase never gave up his White House ambitions.

The December 2023 meeting of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable will take place on December 13th, 2023 beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be an in-person meeting. The speaker will be Judge William Vodrey, and the title of his presentation is "Salmon P. Chase: The Ambitious Ohioan." Details, including information about making a reservation, can be found below or on the home page of the Roundtable's website (www.clevelandcivilwarroundtable.com).

Judge Vodrey is a past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and a member of American Battlefield Trust and Blue and Gray Education Society.  He is a member of our Speaker Bureau and has presented at many roundtables and other groups in our area.

If you are interested, please make your reservations to attend no later than December 5th, 2023.

Reservations should be made by sending an email to the Roundtable’s reservation email account (ccwrtreserve@gmail.com).

When making a reservation, please include your name and the number and names of any guests.  We will have a PRIME RIB BUFFET this month to celebrate the holidays (vegetarian options available on the buffet).  If a reservation needs to be canceled, it must be canceled no later than December 12th, 2023.  The cost of dinner is $35 per person.  Other details can be found on the Reservations page by visiting this link.


Holiday Inn Independence

6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH

6:00 PM – Drinks and Social Hour / 6:30 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – 9 PM – Meeting and Presentation

We hope to see you all on December 13th.

Thank you,


Bob Pence


Cleveland Civil War Roundtable


Holiday Inn Independence
Independence, OH 44147
Event Type


Cleveland Civil War Roundtable

Date / Time

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


(440) 454-0121
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