Posted by: TC Maurice | May 26, 2015

Meeting Announcement

When: June 10th

Where: Otterbein University. Towers Hall 3rd floor. Room 318. Westerville Ohio 43081. Please go to the “About the COCWRT” tab for more information.

Time: 7pm

Speaker: Howard Strouse

Topic: “Lew Wallace; Glory in which arena?”wallace

The path to fame for this American soldier, political figure, and 19th Century author, was diverse and replete with setbacks.  As a youth, Wallace yearned for recognition as a soldier; but he was an indifferent student, and lacked the educational commitment required for admission to West Point. He studied law and became an attorney; but he never really liked the legal profession. He dabbled in politics; but, it took our Civil War to set him on a remarkable path to lasting fame and glory as a soldier, governor, and author.

Howard Strouse, a native of Ohio, was born during World War II.  He has been a student of 19th Century History for more than fifty years.   He holds advanced degrees in American History and Government from Webster University in St Louis.He worked as a Federal Special Agent, and as a Director in a major security program with the Department of Defense.  After a career that spanned almost thirty-six years, he retired from the Federal Civil Service in 1999.strousehoward

He is a current member of several civil war roundtables, and he is a past General-in-Chief in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a frequent lecturer at roundtables, colleges and universities; and at civic organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and Mensa.  With his wife Pat, Howard lives in Ohio during the summer months, and in Arizona during the winter.


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