Today’s play-in game is between Clarissa Williams and Sterling McMurrin.
Sister Williams was in the General Relief Society Presidency from 1901 to 1928, serving as the President from 1921 to 1928. She was active in the creation of funds and programs for the care of the underprivileged in the church and the handicapped. She was an able leader and a graceful woman, by all the accounts available in 5 minutes of internet research. For more information on Sis. Williams, please go here, here, and here.
Brother McMurrin was an LDS intellectual whose attempted excommunication has become the stuff of legend. Brother McMurrin wrote The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion (which is sometimes discussed in the bloggernacle), clashed with the brethren over the doctrine regarding blacks and the priesthood, and was briefly President Kennedy’s Commissioner of Education.
Whoever wins will go on to challenge Sis. Okazaki, so I don’t necessarily believe either is long for this earth.
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