George Mather Sunday Lecture Series: Historical Artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and more


George Mather Sunday Lecture Series

Presenter: Jack Lawson

Historical Artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and more.

Historically, periods of conflict are filled with accounts and stories of people and places; however, even weaponry can tell a wartime tale. In his lecture, Jack Lawson will present actual artifacts—guns, rifles, swords—discussing each piece's story and significance in history.

Jack Lawson earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Political Science degree at Valparaiso University, before ultimately receiving his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law. He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1961 and the United States Supreme Court in 1970. He was a founding partner of Fort Wayne law firm Beckman Lawson and has been a contributing author, lecturer and chairman for many state and national legal education programs. He has been honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash, is involved with various civic groups and gives lectures on the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as other historical events.