Russell Conwell

Russell Conwell

Born: February 15, 1843

Died: December 6, 1925


Occupation: Orator, philanthropist, lawyer

Biography: Russell Herman Conwell was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Pastor of The Baptist Temple, and for his inspirational lecture Acres of Diamonds.