George Rappleyea

George Washington Rappleyea

Chief Architect at Scopes Trial

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Metallurgical Engineer and the Manager  - Cumberland Coal & Iron Company

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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 ...

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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.

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George Rappleyea, local manager of the Cumberland Coal & Iron Company which was shutting down its coal and ironmaking operations, had read that the American Civil Liberties Union had offered to test the new state law that prohibited the teaching of evolution.

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