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Publisher of the Herald and President
Preservation and Conservation Federation of Missouri
Columbia Daily Herald
E. Sydney Stephens also was a quail and waterfowl hunter and often a hunting companion of many of the state's civic and business leaders.
After the elections of 1932, the economy and the Missouri Game and Fish Department were in serious decline. The state's sportsmen, including Stephens, felt the need to come together to save the state's wildlife. So on Sept. 10, 1935, Stephens brought nearly 100 sportsmen to Columbia to form the Preservation and Conservation Federation of Missouri. Stephens was chosen as its president. He then drafted a constitution that essentially remains intact today with a four-man, nonpartisan commission to restore and manage the state's wildlife and forests. Stephens told me once that this department is his swan song, his contribution to the state he loved." Today, because of those who followed Stephens 40 years later to ensure the state's conservation future with a second constitutional amendment that gave the department a dedicated eighth-cent sales tax that politicians can't touch, Missouri has no peer as a state conservation department in our nation and is truly a role model for the world. And you can thank E. Sydney Stephens, Columbia's most celebrated duck hunter, for our past, present and future. 'Tis good to be reminded today of what the Stephens family - E.W. and E. Sydney - have meant to Columbia and of E. Sydney's role in the nation's conservation history. E. Sydney Stephens was a Columbian, the son of E.W. Stephens, who, arguably, was the most influential individual in Columbia's growth for more than half a century on each side of year 1900. E.W. Stephens was the founder of the Columbia Herald, the national president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a driving force in the growth of Stephens College and the president or chairman of every major civic effort in our town for all those years, bringing railroads, highways and business to Columbia.
When the church celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1923, Edwin W. Stephens, publisher of the Columbia Herald, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a dynamic force in the growth of Columbia for more than 60 years, delivered a lengthy history of the church in his keynote address exactly 85 years ago today.
E.W. Stephens was assistant editor of the Columbia Statesman, an early newspaper printed on a Ramage press, a wooden contraption with some metal.
Perhaps he was the same E.W. Stephens who was editor of the Columbia Herald for 35 years.
E.W. Stephens, the publisher of the Herald and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, delivered the opening address at the SBC's annual convention in Chattanooga, Tenn.He declared the past year as the greatest in the history of the Baptists and that the prospects for the denomination never looked brighter.He referred in warm terms to the principle of soul liberty for which Baptists stand and claimed Baptists have been pioneers in that principle in America.He pointed out that there were 6,000,000 Baptists in the world, 5,000,000 of them in America and 4,000,000 in the South.
E.W. Stephens, publisher of the Columbia Herald, was a vocal proponent of a state historical society, and at the MPA meeting in 1898 in Kansas City, the society became a fact.Stephens was chosen as its first president.