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Alexander Kerensky

Alexander Kerensky, one of Russia's foremost statesmen before the Bolshevik revolution, visited Wheaton College in March, 1944 for a series of lectures. Besides addressing several social sciences classes, he spoke at an after-lit program in the Upper Chapel at Pierce, on "Russia and the International Situation." Kerensky distinguished himself as a leader during the period between the collapse of the Romanov dynasty and the Bolshevik revolution. Holding positions as vice-president, minister of justice and minister of war, he was instrumental in subduing Lenin's first uprising. Kerensky then became president of the provisional government and commander-in-chief of the army. He was declared an outlaw five months later when the government was overthrown. Since escaping from Russia in 1918, he was a leading advocate for the restoration of democracy in Russia.