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November 7, 2019

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln was reported as, “Glory to God in the Highest.  Ohio has saved the Nation.”  Please join us at the State Library of Ohio on December 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm, when Phil Stichter, a local Lincoln historian, will present and discuss the events underlying this statement, using artifacts and documents from his personal collection of Lincoln memorabilia.  In addition, he will portray the people from Ohio who helped Lincoln save the nation, be they on the battlefield, in our statehouse, in his cabinet, in Congress, in Columbus, or across the seas.  Phil will also discuss why the statement about Ohio was appropriate throughout Lincoln’s presidency.  Finally, he will comment on those Ohioans who helped lift Lincoln’s spirits during his grueling experience as President and on the farewell given him on April 29, 1865, in Columbus.

About the Presenter:

Phil Stichter was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.  He spent three years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, after which he joined the Columbus law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.  He also served as an Assistant Superintendent of Insurance for the State of Ohio and as the Executive Director of The Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, which was affiliated with The Ohio State University.  Now retired, Phil’s avocation is researching Lincoln connections with Ohio and its people, and making presentation before county historical societies and other similar organizations.  He and his wife, Valerie, have been married for 59 years and have three sons and six grandchildren.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov