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Young evangelist Bill Graham prays with the president Truman...
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July 15, 1950
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1950
* Young evangelist Billy Graham's 1st White House visit
* Prays with President Harry Truman at the White House
* Would become the spiritual advisor to several Presidents
Buried on page 11 is the historic, but rather inconspicuous report: "President and Evangelist Pray in the White House", followed by a brief description of the event. A portion includes, "I prayed aloud, and the President stood with his head bowed. I just prayed to the Lord, and asked God to give him wisdom". This event would be described in detail in the opening pages of Billy Graham's autobiography, "Just As I Am". Considering his eventual relationship with several presidents, this meeting is quite historic.
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Believed to be complete in 28 pages, but is being offered for the described content. A "rag" edition in very good condition.
Category: The 20th Century