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George W. Rappleyea

Wrong George W. Rappleyea?

Chief Architect

Scopes Trial
 
Background

Employment History

  • Metallurgical Engineer and the Manager
    Cumberland Coal and Iron Company
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Iron Company
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George Rappleyea - ...
do5.netpage-ues.com, 16 July 2011 [cached]
George Rappleyea - GeorgeWashington Rappleyea was a New Yorker who was a metallurgical engineer and the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, Tennessee in the summer of 1925 when he became the chief architect of the Scopes Trial. At a meeting at Robinson's Drug Store it was Rappleyea who convinced a group of Dayton businessmen to sponsor a test case of the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in the state's schools, and got John ...
5 Acquiring Resources
www.eciba.org, 3 May 2007 [cached]
A young metallurgical engineer names George Rappleyea read a notice in the May 4, 1925 Chattanooga Daily Times placed by the American Civil Liberties Union in which the organization sought a teacher who would be willing to help test that law.Rappleyea thought this looked like an opportunity to draw national attention to Dayton and get the economy going again.
THE SCOPES TRIAL Chapter 30
www.evolution-facts.org, 25 Sept 2001 [cached]
HOW IT BEGAN -George W. Rappleyea was a short thin young metallurgical engineer from New York employed by the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, Tennessee, a sleepy little town 35 miles north of Chattanooga.Money was scarce and the local economy needed a boost.On Monday, May 4, 1925, he picked up a copy of the Chattanooga Times and noticed a paid ad by the *American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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Walking through the town of Dayton that quiet spring morning, Rappleyea went into F.E. Robinson's drugstore on the main street of town, and began discussing the situation with him.
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and began a tussle with Rappleyea, that fooled everyone in the audience and caused a sensation in the public press.
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It was not until a few weeks before the 1924-1925 school year was over that Rappleyea initially conceived the idea.Rappleyea first thought of it on May 4; later that day young Scopes agreed to say he had taught evolution earlier that spring to the biology class.The next day Scopes was served with the warrant; at the trial, his attorney said he taught evolution on April 24.
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THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED -Scopes left the area that summer and studied geology at the University of Chicago, worked for an oil company in Venezuela and then a gas company in Louisiana, and died in 1970, not long after the passing of Rappleyea.
Teaching Summer School
www.summer-will-come-again.com, 25 July 2005 [cached]
George Rappleyea - George Washington Rappleyea was a New Yorker who was a metallurgical engineer and the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, Tennessee in the summer of 1925 when he became the chief architect of the Scopes Trial.At a meeting at Robinson's Drug Store it was Rappleyea who convinced a group of Dayton businessmen to sponsor a test case of the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in the state's schools, and got John T.
GEORGE RAPPLEYEA: "Rapp" was ...
www.allegedthemovie.com, 17 Dec 2010 [cached]
GEORGE RAPPLEYEA: "Rapp" was a New Yorker who was an engineer and the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton. It was Rappleyea who first saw the advertisement placed by the ACLU in a Tennessee newspaper seeking a public school teacher willing to testify that he had violated the state's new anti-evolution law. Rappleyea then convinced a handful of Dayton's more prominent citizens to help host the trial, as well as the defendant John Scopes to "lend his name.
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Rappleyea's stunt to put Dayton back "on the map" ultimately worked - Dayton is alive and thriving today, in no small part due to Bryan College which was founded virtually at the close of the trial.
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