James E. White

(1849-1928). Second son of James and Ellen White. At the age of 15 Edson was employed at the Review and Herald office, of which his father was founder and president. Here he learned and mastered the printer’s trade. On July 28, 1870, he married Emma MacDearmon (her sister, Harriet, later married F. E. Belden, White’s cousin). During the early years of his married life Edson engaged in various activities and studies. In April 1877 he was called to care for the business interests of the newly established Pacific SDA Publishing Association in Oakland, California, where he served officially as secretary but was actually business manager of the printing plant. He held this position for about three years. While connected with the press, he led in the preparation and publication of th...

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

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