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Dr Ralph Chestnut Smedley

Dr Ralph Chestnut Smedley

Birth
Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Sep 1965 (aged 87)
Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 5919135 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Steve Williams
  • Added: 1 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5919135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Ralph Chestnut Smedley (22 Feb 1878–11 Sep 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5919135, citing Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .