Robert Ingersoll Biography

(1833–1899)
Robert Ingersoll was an American politician and orator best known as "the great agnostic" who popularized criticism of the Bible and scientific rationalism.

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Robert Ingersoll was an American politician and orator best known as "the great agnostic" who popularized criticism of the Bible and scientific rationalism. Ingersoll was a lawyer before he served in the American Civil War, turning to politics in 1867 as Illinois attorney general. He was nationally known as a witty lecturer on exposing the orthodox superstitions of the time.

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