Walter Read

(1883-1976). A native of Southampton England, he attended British Union College in its early days under Prof. H. R. Salisbury. In 1902 he entered denominational work as a colporteur. In 1905 he was called to the Welsh Mission, where he served until 1910. He was married to Emily Mary Powell in 1909, and two years later was called to Ireland, where he served for four years. After his election as secretary of the British Union Conference, where he remained for a year, he was asked to manage the Stanborough Press. In 1921 he became president of the South England Conference, and three years later he connected with the European Division. In the ensuing years Read served as secretary of the Northern European Division and president of the British Union and Caribbean Union conferences and of the No...

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

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