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William P. Thompson
President of the National Council of Churches USA, 1975-1978

Presbyterian Church (USA)

"As the Holy Spirit has given unity to the church we must make sure that we do not put obstacles in the way of any of God's people who are called to God's service. The Apostle Paul provides guidance for this role: Spare no effort to make fast with bonds of peace the unity, which the Spirit gives."

William P. Thompson

When Thompson was president:

■ Civil War in Lebanon

Microsoft founded

Pol Pot becomes the Communist dictator of Cambodia

North and South Vietnam join to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Tangshan earthquake kills over 240,000 people

Elvis found dead

Miniseries Roots airs

South African anti-apartheid leader Stephen Biko tortured to death

Star Wars movie released

William P. Thompson





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