In 1918, V. Raymond Edman graduated from high school, joined the army, and was sent to France. Armistice was declared on November 11, 1918, and Edman was assigned to Western Germany with the Army of Occupation. He returned to the United States in fall 1919 and took up his education at University of Illinois, the Missionary Training Institute, and Boston University. He served on the mission field in Ecuador and a pastorate in Massachusetts. After earning additional degrees at Clark University, Edman began teaching at Wheaton in 1936, and then led the College as President from 1940 to 1965.
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