Elmer Andross

(1868-1950). Evangelist and administrator. After engaging in evangelistic work from 1888 to 1894, he served as Bible teacher at Healdsburg College for two years. Back in evangelistic and pastoral work, he spent three years in San Francisco, then was called (1899) to evangelism in England. After three years he was appointed president of the North England Conference, and later (1905 to 1908) served as president of the British Union Conference. Returning to America, he served terms as president of the Southern California Conference and the Pacific Union Conference, and was vice president of the General Conference for North America (1918-1922). In 1917 his wife, née Sophie P. Miller, died, and in 1920 he married Matilda Erickson. A new and important phase of his lifework began in 1922 when he...

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