Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series
Honorary Chairs Al and Kathy Hubbard, together with the Board and Staff of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, invite you to our 9th Annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series event on Patriot's Day, Thursday, September 11.
We are pleased to welcome Fred F. Fielding as our esteemed speaker for the 2014 Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series, a fundraising event for the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Save the date and gather friends, family and colleagues for this memorable evening of presidential history in the beautiful settings of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and the Columbia Club. Mr. Fielding served as White House Counsel to President George W. Bush from February 2007 to January 2009, and to President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1986. He served in the Nixon White House as Deputy Counsel from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Fielding’s long record of leadership in public service includes being a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly referred to as the 9/11 Commission).
As part of the MTJSS event, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will proudly present the 2014 Advancing American Democracy Award to The Honorable Randall T. Shepard, former Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. This handsome award (image left) 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, and Donald C. "Danny" Danielson.
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: Kennedy scholar Barbara A. Perry, 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 note of gratitude to our 9th Annual MTJSS Event Sponsor:
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino-Indiana Grand Casino
We also thank kindly:
Indiana Energy Association
Tuck and Susan Jasper
Bill and Roberta Witchger
Thank you to our event committees, community partners, faithful patrons and program participants--loyal and new--who have supported the BHPS by planning, attending and enjoying this occasion!
2014 MTJSS Steering Committee:
Elaine Sholty - Chair
Melissa Calahan, Diana Davis, Wendy Horn,
Beverly Lewis, Wendy Morin, Julie Rowlas,
Nancy Sutton, Roberta Witchger, Kelly Young