William Edward Biederwolf

1867-1939. American Presbyterian evangelist and educator. Born in Indiana, he was probably the best educated evangelist of the period, having studied at Wabash (Indiana) College, Princeton University and Seminary, and several schools in Europe. Ordained in 1897, he served for three years in the pastorate at Logansport, Indiana, and one year as a chaplain in the Spanish-American War. The rest of his life was spent in evangelistic work and direction of the famous Winona Lake Bible School of Theology. His leadership saved the Bible Conference from bankruptcy. In 1909 he organized the Family Altar League, which he directed. From 1929 to 1939 he was a pastor in Palm Beach, Florida. His more important works are The Millennium Bible and The New Paganism.