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John Mott

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John Raleigh Mott (May 25, 1865 - January 31, 1955) was a long-serving leader of the YMCA. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his work in establishing and strengthening international Christian student organizations that worked to promote peace.

In 1910, Mott, an American Methodist layperson, presided at the Edinburgh Missionary Conference, which launched both the modern missions movement and the modern ecumenical movement.

He was an alumnus of Cornell University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1888 Mott married Leila Ada White in 1891 and had two sons and two daughters.

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