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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tom Griscom at the White House

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association will be hosting Tom Griscom. He will be discussing his years in the White House under President Reagan.

Tom Griscom

Mr Griscom is a past and current native of Chattanooga who graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Previously, Griscom was the the Executive Editor and Publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press; Executive Vice President for external relations for the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. He was the Director of Communications for the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan; the Press Secretary for the former U.S. Senator, Howard Baker, an employee of Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd; and a public relations consultant with Powell-Tate.

Before entering the political and lobbying business, he was the political editor at The Chattanooga News-Free Press. In 1978 Griscom joined the staff of Senator Baker and later became part of the Reagan administration. As Baker's senior staff person, he essentially ran day-to-day operations at the White House while Baker was chief of staff, and he maintained the strong links between the administration and the Republican Party.  He now has his own consulting firm.

Come hear some fun and interesting stories about one of our country's most beloved Presidents from a Chattanoogan who was there when it all happened.

The event will be held at the Chattanooga Downtown Libray at 6 pm on Monday, the 29th April. It is free to all. No reservations are required. Come and bring a friend.

1001 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

James County Historical Society May Meeting 2013

The James County Historical Society will meet Sunday, May 5, at 2:30pm in the Ooltewah Methodist Church in the Sunday School addition for an unusual meeting.

J T Shadrick and others from the Whitwell Coal Miners Museum will present the program.

They established and operate an excellent small museum.  We will hear the history of the area and mining, and they will tell of the founding of their museum.

Everyone is invited and there is no charge.

At the meeting, two questions will be asked – come prepared to answer:

Who is the oldest living person who was born in Old Jim County?

What are names and age of any living person who was born in Old Jim County?
6131 Relocation Way, Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chattanooga Delta Monthly Meeting

The Chattanooga Delta Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rossville Public Library (504 McFarland Ave).

Vice President Jim Douthat has arranged the program this month, so I'm sure there will be some surprises!

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