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.
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