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Dr Ralph Chestnut Smedley
Birth: Feb. 22, 1878
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1965
Santa Ana
Orange County
California, USA

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). (bio by: Steve Williams) 
Family links: 
  Francis Elizabeth Bass Smedley (1877 - 1971)*
  Elizabeth Smedley Stephenson (1915 - 1994)*
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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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- Old Coot
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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
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