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Emory & Henry College Wiley Auditorium
On Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30pm Rev. Ashley Calhoun portrays Walter Russell Lambuth, E&H Class of 1875, who was elected Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South for Brazil and Africa in 1910. Lambuth was born in China to Methodist missionaries and raised by relatives in Tennessee and Mississippi. After graduating from Emory & Henry, he returned to China and worked as the most notable western medical figure in China. Among his accomplishments are the founding of an opium treatment center in Shanghai, opening of the Soochow Hospital, and establishment of what became the Rockefeller Hospital in Beijing. Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., was named in his honor. Rev. Calhoun is a retired United Methodist pastor who served in the Holston Conference, including a pastorate at Emory United Methodist Church. He currently works with the Methodist Heritage Center at Lake Junaluska, N.C.