Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series
Our 8th annual event featured Barbara A. Perry, delivering a timely
Camelot at 50 presentation. Honorary event chairs John Krauss and Marnie Maxwell hosted a lovely occasion at the Harrison Site and the Columbia Club.
The tax deductible portion of tickets is accessible here.
Barbara A. Perry is a senior fellow of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. The Presidential Oral History Program is systematically and comprehensively debriefing the principal figures in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton, with plans to do the same for future presidents. Perry is a well-known scholar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the American presidency and an authority on the Kennedy presidency. Her most recent book, titled Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch (July 2013), will be offered for sale at the event, as will a previous work, Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier (2004). Her current book has received acclaim from Larry Sabato and Douglas Brinkley and netted Perry interviews on Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC. In 1994-95, she was the judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, where her duties included researching and drafting speeches for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. She is a frequent media commentator on public affairs for international and national newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and Internet, including CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, BBC, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
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Erin Trisler or call 317-631-1888.
As part of the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series dinner program, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site proudly presented the 2013 Advancing American Democracy Award to a Hoosier with more than 50 years of advancing the cause of democracy through service to his community, university, city and state--Donald C. "Danny" Danielson. The award recognizes an individual who advances the values of American democracy by encouraging and enabling ethical citizen participation in government. Past recipients have included: The Honorable Senator Richard G. Lugar, The Honorable Lee Hamilton, and The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker.
Mary Tucker Jasper was a 75-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter. She loved history, gardening, painting, golf, bridge, and playing her heirloom piano. How appropriate that a series of engaging presentations benefit this Site, designed and lived in by Caroline Harrison whose life was devoted to critical thinking, selfless service to her church and community, intellectual improvement through study and writing and creative achievement through art and music. How appropriate, too, that this series be named to honor Mary Tucker Jasper--a woman who mirrors so many of the talents and achievements of Caroline Harrison. An elegant and charming woman, Mary was the devoted wife of Paul George Jasper--the youngest Justice elected to the Indiana Supreme Court--and mother of Paul Tucker Jasper and Mary Jamia Jacobsen.
The Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series is made possible through a restricted fund provided by the family of the late Mary Tucker Jasper to support an annual series of lectures. The Fund was provided to honor Mary Tucker Jasper and support increased awareness of President Benjamin Harrison's role as our "President from Indiana," and to promote educational opportunities and fund raising support of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
Past speakers have included: award-winning historian Michael Beschloss; Richard Norton Smith, presidential historian; Brian Lamb, founder/CEO of C-SPAN Networks; and Donna Climenhage, curator of the comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works at the Morse Museum.
A special note of gratitude to all of our event patrons and program participants, both loyal and new, who supported the BHPS by attending and enjoying this occasion!
Thank you to our Event Sponsors and Partners:
~Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
~Indiana Grand Casino
Arthur Jordan Foundation
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bedel Financial Consulting
BMO Private Bank
Diamond Capital Management
Indiana Energy Association
Dr. Jamia Jasper Jacobsen
Paul and Susan Jasper
Teresa and Mark Lubbers (in honor of Danny Danielson)
John Krauss and Marnie Maxwell
Mr. and Mrs. Kimball Harrison Morsman
Michelle and Doug Rose
Curtis R. Simic (in honor or Danny Danielson)
Roberta and Bill Witchger
Darell E. (Gene) Zink, Jr.
WFYI - Media Sponsor
Special thanks to our 2013 Steering Committee:
Kim Brant - Co-chair
Wendy Morin - Co-chair
Melissa Calahan, Beverly Lewis, Sally Lugar,
Roxanne McGettigan, Kaylee Showers,
Susan Smithburn, Judy Warren, Roberta Witchger