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Address in Memory of Samuel McChord Crothers, by Frederick M. Eliot

The substance of the following was given in the form of an address, at the service of dedication of a tablet in memory of Mr. Crothers, in Unity Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, Sunday, December 8, 1929.

ON AN AUGUST Sunday morning in the year 1886, a young minister stood before a small congregation in the city of St.…

Samuel McChord Crothers

Oliver, Mary (1935-)

Mary Oliver was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent one year at Ohio State University and a second year at Vassar. Her distinctive poetic talent led to an appointment as the chair of the writing department of the Fine Arts Workshop in Provincetown, Massachusetts (1972-1973).…

Mary Oliver

Pagels, Elaine (1943-)

Elaine Pagels is a preeminent figure in the theological community whose impressive scholarship has earned her international respect. The Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, Pagels was awarded the Rockefeller, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships in three consecutive years.…

Elaine Pagels

Pipher, Mary (1947-)

Dr. Mary Pipher received her BA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969 and her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1977. She received the American Psychological Association Presidential Citation in 1998.…

Mary Pipher

Etzioni, Amitai (1929-)

After receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House on domestic affairs from 1979-1980.…

Amitai Etzioni

Campbell, Joan Brown (1931-)

The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell is the first woman to lead the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA as its general secretary. Her ministry has encompassed a broad range of responsibilities, with a strong focus on church unity, cultural diversity, and women’s issues.…

Joan Brown Campbell

Hewlett, Sylvia Ann (1946-)

With her bestselling books and popular articles for The Harvard Business Review, Sylvia Ann Hewlett is charting new ground for professional women and minorities and the companies that employ them.

An economist with two decades of “thought leadership” on issues of gender and diversity, Dr.…

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Lear, Norman (1922-)

Norman Lear had one of the most powerful and influential careers in the history of U.S. television. In 1970, Lear moved into television. While in England Lear had seen a comedy, Till Death Us Do Part, which became an inspiration for All in The Family.…

Norman Lear

Edelman, Marian Wright (1993-)

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, was born on June 6, 1939, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Edelman was the youngest of five children and credits her father with instilling in her an obligation to right wrongs.…

Marian Wright Edelman

Coles, Robert (1929-)

Born in Boston, Robert Coles received an A.B. from Harvard in 1950 and an M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1954. He was a resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General, McLean and Children’s hospitals. In 1957-58, he became a teaching fellow in psychiatry at the Medical School.…

Robert Coles