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Dr Ralph C. Smedley
Birth: 1878
Death: 1965

Founder of Toastmasters International. In 1924, at the Santa Ana, CA, YMCA, Smedley created a group dedicated to helping each other become better communicators and leaders. They chose to call themselves "Toastmasters". From that humble beginning, the group grew to become the world's largest non-profit educational organization with over 8000 clubs in over 60 countries worldwide (including Antarctica).
More information can be found at www.toastmasters.org.
 (bio by: Steve Williams) 
 
Burial:
Pacific View Memorial Park
Corona del Mar
Orange County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Williams
Record added: Nov 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5919135
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- J Spencer
 Added: Apr. 29, 2014
Thank you for your vision. You've helped millions. It's quite a legacy.
- Bob Oedy
 Added: Apr. 18, 2012

- 380W
 Added: Nov. 29, 2009
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