Edgar Maxwell

(1878-1940). Missionary to Latin America. He was reared in the family of a Methodist minister. At the age of 13, after reading Uriah Smith’s Daniel and the Revelation and other Seventh-day Adventist books from his father’s library, he decided to become an SDA minister. At the age of 20 he began to preach in Oklahoma, and six years later was ordained to the ministry. He served as president of the Louisiana (1908-1912) and Tennessee River (1912-1913) conferences, superintendent of the Peruvian Mission (1913) and Inca Union (1914-1918), and as president of the North Latin-American Union (1919). Returning to the United States because of failing health, he taught Bible at the College of Medical Evangelists for about a year (1919-1920) and translated several books into Spanish for the Pacifi...

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

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