Arthur Maxwell

(1896-1970). Author, editor, and administrator who gave 54 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist cause. He was born in London on Jan. 14, 1896. After his father’s death his mother and elder brother, Spencer (who later became a career missionary to Africa), were converted to the SDA faith in 1910 by Evangelist J. D. Gillatt. Young Arthur resisted, however, even climbing out a second-story window to avoid the minister’s visit. His mother moved the family to Watford so Spencer could attend Stanborough Park Missionary College. There Arthur was persuaded to attend college. An intense study of Matt. 24 combined with a keen interest in Dan. 2 nearly convinced him to become an SDA, Dan. 2 and the Second Coming remaining among his favorite themes as long as he lived. He first sold SDA l...

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

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