Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Roscoe G. Bartlett

Roscoe Bartlett is a Kentucky boy. He was born in Moreland, Kentucky in 1926. He's also a Maryland boy. Bartlett attended college at Columbia Union College where he earned a degree in Theology and Biology. He planned to enter ministry, but at 21 was too young to get a job as a pastor. So he went to graduate school and got all sorts of education in the physical sciences.

Bartlett taught for a little while at Loma Linda University, but destiny awaited him in other fields, literally. Bartlett spent time as a farmer and made pretty good money doing it. His other odd jobs include businessman, research scientist, and congressman.

Bartlett, a Republican, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1993. He represents Maryland's 6th district and sits on the Armed Services Committee where he is the ranking member of the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee. Bartlett also serves on the Small Business Committee and the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

I suppose that makes him just about the most powerful Adventist. Beside Ellen White, that is.

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