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Bishop William C. Martin
President of the National Council of Churches USA, 1952-1954

United Methodist Bishop

"No generation that forgets its indebtedness to the past is likely to transmit to the future any worthy heritage. It is for this reason that the preservation of church records and the writing of church history are recognized as an obligation of primary importance. How else can the people of a later generation become acquainted with the adversities and toils and achievements of those who went before them?"

Bishop William C. Martin

When Martin was president:

  ■ Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed

  DNA discovered

  Polio Vaccine developed

  Hillary and Norgay climb Mt.

  Joseph Stalin dies

  A report suggests cigarettes
        cause cancer

William C. Martin



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