Religion: Dr. Mott Retires

John R. Mott is retiring.

For the first time in 54 years U.S. Protestantism will have to get along without the active help of its most famous organizer and greatest money-raiser. John R. Mott's resignation as chairman of the International Missionary Council became effective at once, and his place is being filled temporarily by liberal, mission-wise Methodist Bishop James Chamberlain Baker of Los Angeles.

If Emerson was right in saying that an institution is but the lengthened shadow of one man. Dr. Mott has cast his shadow in all directions. In 1886, while still...

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