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12 WILLIAM T. VERNON. and justified the placing of his name on the Kansas Day programme." Dr. Vernon has been mentioned for prominent positions in the government service as well as general positions in the African Methodist Episcopal church. Up to this time, however, he has remained at his work. He has been a member of every general conference of his church held since he joined the conference in 1896, has served on important committees, has been a member of the educational board having control of all the schools of the denomination, a member of the trustee board of Wilberforce University, editor of the Western Christian Recorder, and director of the Educational Bureau of the Afro-American Council. He has attended the great conventions held for Negroes in this country, and is known as a platform lecturer and orator without a superior in the race. He married on the 18th day of August, 1901. He married Miss Emily Jane Embry, daughter of the late Bishop James C. Embry, of the African Methodist Episcopal church. His wife is a graduate of Wilberforce University, and for a time taught Latin and mathematics in Western University. He owns a two-story nine-room residence directly opposite the University property. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[image - black and white portrait photograph of Mrs. W. T. Vernon]] [[caption]] MRS. W. T VERNON, Wife of Dr. W. T. Vernon. [[/caption]]
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