Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) American clergyman, b. Buffalo, N.Y., graduated from Colgate University, 1900, and Union Theological Seminary, 1904. Ordained a Baptist minister in 1903. Fosdick was the most prominent liberal baptist minister of the early 20th Century. He was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church on West Twelth Street and then at historic Riverside Church (formerly Park Avenue Baptist Church) in New York City.