Edmund Rudge

(1886-1960). Administrator, missionary. He was born in Tasmania, attended the Avondale School for Christian Workers from 1898 to 1901, and in 1904 began training as a nurse at the Sydney Sanitarium. Rudge engaged in evangelistic work in New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland, and became president of the South Australian Conference (1920) and later the Queensland and West Australian conferences. For 11 years he headed the Fiji Mission and in 1936 was appointed vice president of the Australasian Union, later becoming its president (1938-1946). He was president of the British Union (1946-1951) and secretary of the Northern European Division (1951-1956). Retiring from administrative work, he returned to Australia, where he served as chaplain of the Warburton Sanitarium until 1959.

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

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