Louis Goodrich Ludington

1920 - 1976

Louis Ludington, a cardiovascular surgeon, was also a pianist and violinist who often played violin duets with his brother, Clifford. They performed a double concerto at the 1966 General Conference meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Detroit, Michigan.

Born in Burma, where their parents were missionaries, both brothers served in the mission field during their careers, Louis serving as a director and surgeon at the Adventist hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, for ten years. He was a Loma Linda University School of Medicine Honored Alumnus in 1971 and performed the first open-heart surgery at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in 1973.

Ludington was residing in Los Angeles, California, at the time of his death at age 56. 


Sources: Obituaries, Adventist Review, 13 January 1977; Pacific Union Recorder, 31 January 1977; Online sources.