Tom and Peg Campbell have had a long and profound relationship with The City Club of Cleveland. Tom Campbell, who was born in Northern Ireland, began listening to City Club Forums as a student in 1955 when he was working as a gardener in Cleveland Heights. He joined The City Club in 1961 and became very involved, so much so that in 1970 he was elected President. Tom’s academic career blossomed; he went on to become one of Cleveland’s most prominent historians and one of our community’s most visible and respected leaders on numerous social and civic issues.
Tom devoted his skills as a writer and researcher as author of a history of The City Club, entitled Freedom’s Forum, which chronicled our first 50 years. Tom’s interest in The City Club transferred to Peg, and together they remained devoted to this citadel of free speech—attending programs, serving on numerous committees, arranging programs and suggesting speakers.
Tom Campbell was inducted into The City Club Hall of Fame and has also served as a Trustee of The City Club Forum Foundation.
This endowed Forum honors Peg Campbell and the memory of Tom Campbell. It represents not only their commitment to the ideals of The City Club, but their confidence in the future of The City Club as one of our community’s most precious assets and as a sanctuary for the free expression of ideas. We are very grateful.
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