Charles Irwin

(1868-1934). Educator; son of George A. Irwin. He received his A.B. from Battle Creek College (1891), his M.A. from the University of Nebraska (1927). After teaching Greek and Latin at Union College (1891-1898), he became principal of the Southern Industrial School in Graysville, Tennessee (1898-1900). From 1903 to 1908 he served in Australia as principal of the school that became Avondale College. This was the pioneer Seventh-day Adventist school in the Southern Hemisphere, and Irwin contributed much to its development. Returning to the United States, he served as the first president of Pacific Union College (1909-1921), then as associate secretary, and later head (1930-1933) of the Education Department of the General Conference.

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

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