Temple University

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Temple University,

mainly in Philadelphia, Pa.; coeducational; founded 1884 by Russell H. ConwellConwell, Russell Herman,
1843–1925, American Baptist minister and lecturer, b. Worthington, Mass. After practicing law, he was ordained (1879) and went to Philadelphia as a minister. He was founder and first president of Temple Univ.
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, chartered 1888 as a college, became a university 1907. In 1965 the university became a state-related institution. It has a well-known medical school and a campus in Rome, Italy. Esther Boyer College of Music and Tyler School of Art are affiliated.
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In 1960 the school became Conwell School of Theology, chartered separately but still on the campus of Temple University until 1969, when it combined with Gordon Divinity School, now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass.