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1954 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Daniel A. Poling*

Christian Herald

"Be kind to your fellow man."

Daniel Poling grew up as a minister's son in the Pacific Northwest. He earned his first 25 cents picking beans in Oregon's Yamhill Valley. As an athlete, scholar, journalist, and counselor to youth, he was one of the nation's leading figures in religion and public life. He was president of the International Society of Christian Endeavor, and later president of the World's Christian Endeavor Union. He was a widely read author and well-known for his more than 300 annual book reviews. He earned two degrees and 12 honorary degrees. He received a War Department citation for his work as a war correspondent and several citations and plaques from B'nai B'rith, the American Legion, and the AFL. He was editor of the Christian Herald magazine.

* Deceased