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Richard Merritt’s Peace Corps experience taught him one of Gandhi’s guiding principles: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Born in 1943 in Greenville in Texas, Richard E. Merritt grew up in the Bellaire section of Houston and attended Austin College in Sherman, also in Texas, where he earned a B.A. in psychology. He joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in India. He was assigned to community development as an extension officer helping to improve crop yields.

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