Charles Take Russell was an "American That Mattered"
According to this website ... http://www.americansthatmatter.com/charles-taze-russell/.
Fairly accurate. It must be new. I haven't seen it before.
I did notice something in this article. It refers to Russell as "the first leader," not "the first president." Russell was secretary-treasurer in the early days; he did the writing and publishing.
The president of the organization before it became legally incorporated was William Conley. He provided the majority of the start-up capital, but stayed with Zion's Watchtower for only a few years. Today's WTBTS does not say much about the first president; he was their first notable apostate!
Nothing new just the official story. Doesn't say in what way he "mattered" to America apart from being a popular preacher - big whoop. Where ever would America be today without "CT" and the JW religion lol.
I thought the same thing! I thought ... wait ... he mattered??? I guess that just goes to show ... you don't have to do much to matter.
The article says that C.T Russell was never a Mason whether he was or he wasn`t he was certainly influenced by the Organization of Masons having their symbols on the cover of his magazine he published.
You would think he was also a strong believer in the Zionist movement of the time also judging by the title of his magazine whether or not he was a member who knows.
"Zions WatchTower And Herald Of Christs Presence"
The article does say "American That Mattered for good or Ill"
It is definitely just a bare bones article about him. I thought it was interesting (and strange) that he has space on a mainstream website, right between Tupac and Blackbeard.
No kidding! Check out the arrows on either side of the page that navigates to the next biography. Kind of funny! Haha!