In the section for tonight's study there is the famous picture of the Watchtower officials sent to jail. Among them is G H Fisher. Isn't he the one who turned apostate in the late 20s or 30s and was very bitter against Rutherford - or am I mixing him up with someone else? If he is that one, the book doesn't mention that this "prominent servant of Jehovah" later went walkies.
Notice in the picture how Rutherford gets the nicest chair to sit on in the centre of the picture. In the picture on page 301 they are ordered according to height, so Woodworth comes before Rutherford - bet that irked Rutherford.
Can anyone add information about any of the Watchtower figures I can use in comments tonight? Here is what I think I remember of them off the top of my head:
MacMillan - Russell left him in charge, but he stood aside to support Rutherford who was younger in years. Later wrote "Faith on the March" for which Knorr wrote an introduction.
Amburgh - Helped compile "The Finished Mystery" after Russell's death. Was vice president (?).
Fisher - Was very taken with the pyramid doctrine and split with Rutherford over this and personal issues.
Martin - I don't know anything about him.
DeCecca - Was famous for the saying "It ain't what you done done, it's what you're gonna do that counts" - emphasizing the Witnesses' view that continued good works are necessary for salvation.
Robinson - I don't know anything about him.
Woodworth - Crackpot editor of the Golden Age magazine. Responsible for many obscure doctrines most of which have since lapsed.
Anything else I should include in my comments for tonight's meeting?