the Rev. Theodore Thanbya (1842-1920)
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1842 - 1920

the Rev. Theodore Thanbya (1842-1920)

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A photograph of the Rev. Theodore Thanbya (1842-1920) one of the very first students from anywhere in Asia to study in America. He attended Rochester University from 1868-1871, mastering Greek and Latin, and even delivered his class's senior oration at graduation ("The Contest for Commercial Supremacy in Asia"). He would go on to live a long and fruitful life in Kemmendine, Rangoon as a leader of the Karen community and the Baptist church in Burma.

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