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||William DeForge becomes the first Bahá’í to visit the Dominican Republic. He has made a one-day trip from Puerto Rico.
||William DeForge; travel teaching
|1939 8 Dec
||Margaret Lentz, a German stenographer, arrives in the Dominican Republic from Geneva, the first Bahá’í to settle in that country.
|1940 13 Jan
||María Teressa Martín de López (Irizarry), from Puerto Rico, becomes a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic while on a visit. She is the first Puerto Rican Bahá’í and the first person to become a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic.
- For the story of her life see BW8:631–42.
||María Teressa Martín de López
|1942 16 Nov
||Manuel Bergés Chupani, of Sánchez, Dominican Republic, becomes a Bahá’í, perhaps the first native Dominican person to accept the Faith.
||Manuel Bergés Chupani
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominican Republic is formed. [BW13:258]
||The first Bahá’í Youth Conference of the Antilles takes place in the Dominican Republic. [BW 15:217]
||Baha’i Youth Conference
||Jacinto Peynado, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, visits the Bahá'í World Centre. [BW94–5:77]
||Dominican Republic; BWC;