Francis John McConnell Quotes


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During his presidency he led the university's first major fund drive the Campaign for the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Fund which produced a total subscription of $550546. McConnell is best known for his quote "We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us". Francis John McConnell (August 18 1871 – August 18 1953) was an American social reformer and a bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church elected in 1912.