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Russell H. Conwell

 
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Russell H. Conwell was an American minister, speaker, lawyer, and author. He was the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His famous lecture, Acres of Diamonds, was first delivered on the Chautauqua circuit before its publication in 1890. By his death in 1925, he had delivered it more than 6,000 times.

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