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Rev. Dr. Richard Leverne Niswonger

The Reverend Dr. Richard Leverne Niswonger, 86, of Go Ye Village in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, formerly of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and better known as Dick, died March 7, 2018. We were informed by the US Postal Service March 30, 2023. Dick was a member without charge of Arkansas Presbytery.

Dick was born November 3, 1931, in Rittman, Ohio. He served as a member of Porter Presbytery and was a history professor at John Brown University for more than 30 years.

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Matthew Gore

Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.
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