Edward Sutherland

(1865-1955). Educator, physician, college founder. After graduating from Battle Creek College (1890), he briefly taught there and in 1892 became the first principal and in 1894 president of Walla Walla College. The first year (1892-1893), W. W. Prescott, education secretary for the General Conference, was the nominal president. When Sutherland was appointed president of Battle Creek College in 1897, he led in advocating the moving of the college to Berrien Springs, Michigan ( see Andrews University ). In 1904 he went South with P. T. Magan to found Madison College, becoming its first president. While president he took the medical course and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1914. He returned to Madison College and remained its president until 1946. From 1914 to 1940 he also was...

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