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RG0884.AM:  Champion Spaulding Chase, 1820-1898

Papers:  1847-1918

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Attorney General; mayor

Size:  One folder


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.


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.

Note:  See the Library for a genealogy of Champion S. Chase [929 C487].


Clippings, speeches and addresses.  Speeches and addresses include:

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 26th, 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 2nd, 1852.

The Constitution of the United States vs. The LeCompton Constitution.” Speech delivered in the Senate of Wisconsin, Feb. 17th, 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 4th, 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.


Subject headings:

Agriculture — Nebraska

Chase, Champion Spaulding, 1820-1898

Chase, Champion Clement, 1860-1922

Chase, Lula Belle (Edwards), 1865-1950

Mayors — Nebraska — Omaha


Waterways — Nebraska


Revised TMM          03-08-2016