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In the Interest of Mankind: A 1916 epideictic speech from George E. Vincent, a Chautauqua native-son

Chautauqua Institution native-son George E. Vincent, eschewing the beard his father, John Heyl Vincent, wore, possessed a dimpled chin and dark, kind eyes. He was given the college education his father had missed.

In his book Chautauqua: A Center for Education, Religion, and the Arts in America, Theodore Morrison wrote that the young Vincent’s “leadership at Chautauqua was a true filial succession, yet it seems clear that the son belonged to a later generation than the father in mores and beliefs as well as chronology.”

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