Buel Whitney

(1845-1888). One of the pioneer Seventh-day Adventist workers in Europe. He was born in Vermont and at the age of 12 moved to New York with his parents, where soon afterward he, his mother, and his brother joined the SDA s. He began to preach at about 29 years of age, and in 1875, when he was elected president of New York and Pennsylvania Conference, he was ordained. He continued with the conference until he was sent to Europe in 1883 to relieve ailing J. N. Andrews. There he served as head of the Swiss Conference and supervised the establishment of the Basel Publishing House. Suffering from intestinal ailments, he returned to the United States in 1887.

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