Andrew Gilbert

(1880-1967). Administrator and educational pioneer. He was born in Minnesota and attended Battle Creek College. Baptized at 19, he began denominational work as a colporteur in Illinois and then taught church school in Minnesota. He entered the ministry in 1902 and was ordained five years later. Shortly after his marriage to Blanche Shaw he began his 17 years of service in Canada, where he served as president of the Saskatchewan and British Columbia conferences and the West Canadian Union. He was instrumental in establishing the first academy in Saskatchewan and Rest Haven Sanitarium in British Columbia. Because of a visual problem he transferred to west Michigan, where it was hoped he could bear a lighter load of responsibility. But his eyesight continued to fail, causing him to give up de...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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