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Object ID RG0884.AM
Collection RG0884 Chase, Champion Spaulding, 1820-1898
Object Name Political papers
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Champion S. Chase collection
Dates of Creation 1847-1918
Year Range from 1847
Year Range to 1918
Admin/Biographical History Champion Spaulding Chase, son of Clement and Olive (Spaulding) Chase, was born at Cornish, New Hampshire, on March 20, 1820. He attended Kimball Union Institute in Meridian, New Hampshire, and then studied law in Buffalo, New York. He moved to Racine, Wisconsin, in 1847, and the following year he married Mary S. Butterfield. In 1853 he was appointed Brigadier General of the Wisconsin State Militia. He served as president of the Racine, Wisconsin, Board of Education as well as a chairman of the Judiciary Committee of Wisconsin to help revise the laws of the state. A son, Clement (Champion Clement) was born in 1860.

Champion Chase came to Nebraska in 1866. He served as the State Attorney General in 1869 and was elected mayor of Omaha in 1880. He died November 3, 1898 and is buried in Omaha's Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Scope & Content The collection consists of one envelope containing newspaper clippings, speeches and addresses and other ephemera relating to Champion S. Chase and several members of the Chase family. Included are two bank books for Lula E. Chase (Mrs. Clement Chase) dating from 1916-1919) and tax returns for Clement Chase from 1917-1918. The bulk of the collection consists of published speeches and addresses by Champion S. Chase, including:

"Corn is King in Nebraska," speech at the North-Western Water-Ways Convention, St. Paul, Minn., September, 3-4, 1885 (2 copies)

"The Great American Desert." Address delivered at the Annual Fair of the Merrick County Agricultural Society, held at Central City, Nebraska, September 26, 1878

"Our Republic --- Its Origin and Progress." Address delivered at Richmond, Illinois, on the occasion of the Celebration of our National Independence, and the Dedication of the Hall of Montalona Lodge, I.O.O.F., July 2, 1852.

"The Constitution of the United States vs. The LeCompton Constitution." Speech delivered in the Senate of Wisconsin, Feb. 17, 1858.

"Our Republic -- Political Integrity, Its Sheet Anchor." An Oration delivered July 4th, 1871, at West Point, Nebraska.

"Centennial Address of Welcome," delivered at Omaha, July 4, 1876. (2 copies)

"National and State Patriotism and Progress." An oration delivered at York, Nebraska, July 4th, 1878. (3 copies)

"Our Nebraska Farms." An address delivered at Lincoln, September 11th, 1879, during the Nebraska State Fair.
Creator Chase, Champion Spaulding, 1820-1898
Related units of description See the NSHS Library for a genealogy of Champion S. Chase [929 C487].
Subjects Politicians
Agriculture
People Chase, Champion Spaulding, 1820-1898
Chase, Lula Belle (Edwards)
Chase, Clement, 1860-
Search Terms Mayors -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Agriculture -- Nebraska
Waterways -- Nebraska