Posted by: TC Maurice | February 2, 2016

Meeting Announcement

When:  February 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: Roundtable Member Roy Nichols

Topic:  “The Fighting Piatts”.

Mr. Nichols will focus on members of the illustrious Piatt family who were active in the Civil War, mainly:

  • Brig. Gen. Abram Sanders Piatt; his brother:
  • Col. Donn Piatt;  their cousin:
  • Gen. Edward R. S. Canby; and their nephew:
  • Maj. Gen. Benjamin Piatt Runkle.

Biographical information :

  • High School: Ashland, OH
  • B.A., Gordon College (north of Boston), 1968
  • Also studied at Free University of Amsterdam (Neth.) 1967 and in M.A.T. program at Oberlin College, 1968.
  • taught high school  history and American Government 4 years in Lorain County while attending law school by night.
  • J.D., Cleveland Marshall Law school, 1972.
  • Attorney employed by state of OH, 1972-83; rose to Division Chief.
  • Private practice of law after 1983; also taught paralegal courses.
  • Retired since late 2008.     In retirement I have enjoyed such activities as:
  • Storytellers of Central Ohio
  • Participating in Vaudvillities shows
  • Buckeye Santas
  • Historical Presentations
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