Joseph Curdy

(1862-1947). Swiss evangelist, editor, translator, teacher, and administrator. Born in a Catholic home, he became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1884 and the next year entered denominational work. It appears that he worked in the Waldensian valleys of northern Italy in the 1890s. In 1888 he married Amélie Jaquet. In 1896 he was ordained to the ministry. In the early years of the twentieth century he preached in Belgium. About the same time he was one of the editors of Les Signes des Temps and Le Messager de la Prophétie . In 1907 he became president of the French-Swiss Conference, an office he held until 1910. Afterward, he worked in France and Switzerland, and in 1920 went to Canada and took charge of the French Department of Oshawa Missionary College (now Kingsway College). Also in 1920 he...

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