Speaker: Eliot Ness

Friday, December 14, 2018

When: Dec 14, 2018 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Where: Jennings at Brecksville

Eliot Ness in Cleveland Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. In these short years, Eliot Ness made an impact on the city of Cleveland that has lasted for generations. He came at a time when our city was very corrupt and when it was regarded as the most dangerous city in the country. Within a few short years we were awarded the “National Safety Award” thanks to Eliot’s relentless pursuit of justice and honesty. Two of his 3 wives were popular in their own right within the artistic community of Cleveland. Today’s photos and stories will share the Eliot Ness that you won’t get from the movies – because, in this case, the truth is more fascinating than fiction. This event is free with advanced registration by calling Beth at (216) 581-2900.

Rebecca McFarland Biography
Rebecca McFarland is internationally recognized as an expert on the life and times of Eliot Ness. Her research has been requested for magazines, books, movies, radio and television specials. “A&E Biography” and the “History Channel” featured her on their programs with regard to Cleveland crime in the 1930s. People Magazine as well as international press came to cover the funeral of Eliot Ness that she coordinated in 1997. She is a fourth generation Clevelander who enjoys researching and sharing a variety of topics on Cleveland’s history. She serves on several committees impacting Cleveland as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Police Historical Society as well as the Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council. She currently works in marketing for both the American Library Association and Estates Landscaping.

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