Like a number of you, I have known for years that Chuck Russell was NOT the first president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania ... which was first founded before any other Watchtower corporation.
Who have been the Presidents and when:
1. William Henry Conely (the con man) - Feb 1881 to Dec. 1884 is the first president (Chuck Russell was Sec.-Treasurer)
2. Chuck Russell - Dec 1884 to Oct 1916
3. Joey Rutherford - Jan 1917 to Jan 1942
4. Nathan Knorr - Jan 1942 to June 1977
5. Freddy Franz - June 1977 to Dec 1992
6. Milton Henchel - Dec 1992 to Oct 2000
7. Don Adams - Oct 2000 to present (first non-Anointed)
I wrote to Don Adams to appeal the issue of crime being committed in the congregation of which I was a member ... I had turned in a child molester to the authorities ... the response to was to have their legal department Disassociate me ... hence the law suits ... hence the Society paid out to the victims ...
I will be posting my final story on Freeminds.org in the near future ... and then you will know the rest of the story.