Local Authors Collection

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Davis, D. Clair - Doctoral Dissertation

A dissertation written by Daniel Clair Davis in 1960, entitled "The Hermeneutics of Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg: Edifying Value as Exegetical Standard." Mr. Davis was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School, who went on to teach at Wheaton College and Westminster Seminary. He is the son of Harvey and Kathryne Davis. Harvey was an elder at First Presbyterian Church and Kathryne is a past-president of Fortnightly.

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Matthews, J. T. - Washington County in the World War

J. T. Matthews was a successful business man and elected official at the turn of the century. He became a partner in the real-estate firm of B. F. Dixon & Company in January 1898 (Burrell). He served as the Clerk of Courts for Washington County from 1901-1904, and as Washington County Auditor from 1927-1928 (Iowa Official Register). His book "Washington County in the World War" is dedicated to “those Washington County heroes who gave their lives to make their country safe and to perpetuate the great principles of Democracy.”

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