Richard Ruhling

(1889-1963). Conference administrator. He was born in Germany and accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith through the teaching of G. Perk, being baptized in 1909. He graduated from the Friedensau Missionary Seminary in 1912 and began his denominational service in Berlin that same year. For several years he was secretary of the East German Union. He was ordained in 1916, and in 1920 was appointed secretary-treasurer of the German Missionary Society. He went to Czechoslovakia in 1922 and subsequently became union president. He returned to Berlin in 1930 as departmental secretary of the Central European Division and in 1932 became its secretary. From 1934 until his retirement in 1950 he was field secretary of the General Conference. For a time he was editor of the German missionary paper Her...

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

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