Ronald Wolford Blair spent his childhood in Norwood, Ohio, has strong ties to Kentucky and is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel. He lived much of his life with his family in the Cincinnati uptown community, Clifton Gas Light District, and is a graduate of Xavier University of Cincinnati.
Ronald has authored stories for several publications such as the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Lexington Herald. He was a contributing author of the book, Kentucky’s Civil War: 1861-1865, which won a Governor’s Award, as well as the book, Kentucky Rising, written by his friends, Dr. James A. Ramage and Dr. Andrea Watkins. This is the very first biography of Col. Frank Wolford.
Wolford has been a lifetime work in the making, and reveals United States history never told in its entirety. The biographer of Wolford is a collateral descendant. Ronald is an avid fly fisherman and is a member of the Bluegrass Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which promotes clean water and streams. A member of the Civil War Trust for the preservation of Civil War Battlefields, he’s also a member of several Civil War roundtable organizations, the Kentucky Historical Society, Friends of Henry Clay, and a member of the Morgan’s Men Association and other organizations. He has lectured on the subject of Wolford and the Civil War in various cities and states, and has discussed the controversial subject with a panel of top constitutional attorneys on the nationally broadcasted Diane Rehm show.
Ronald and Kathleen currently reside in the bluegrass, horse country of Lexington, Kentucky.