Truett, George Washington
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5/6/1867  - 7/7/1944
George Washington Truett was a Southern Baptist pastor who served at the First Baptist Church of Dallas for 47 years. He was known for his ability as a preacher and gave his most well-known sermon, "Baptists and Religious Liberty," on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC in 1920, excoriating Catholicism, defending the separation of church and state, and calling for the United States to join the League of Nations. Truett was a graduate of Baylor University and the school's seminary is named in his honor.
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Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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