Religion: Baptist on Brotherhood

Ex-President Truman rode over to St. Louis from Independence this week to honor one of his favorite clergymen : Rabbi Samuel Thurman, 71, for 40 years in charge of St. Louis' United Hebrew Congregation. Rabbi Thurman, like Truman a 33rd degree Mason, had worked with him for many years in state Masonic activities; in 1949 he offered a prayer at Truman's inauguration, the second rabbi in history to participate in a presidential inaugural.— Others at the Jefferson Hotel's banquet table were the Very Rev. Paul C. Reinert, S.J., president of Roman Catholic St. Louis University, and Episcopalian Ethan A. H. Shepley,...

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