General Eva Burrows AC

World leader of the Salvation Army for 2 terms

Eva graduated in 1946.

In 1986, Eva was elected as General of The Salvation Army. Not only was she the youngest person ever elected, but was also the second woman to ever serve in this role.

General Burrows' policy accomplishments included the return of The Salvation Army to communist countries (which had previously banned its ministry), and the restructuring and separation of the International Headquarters and United Kingdom territories.

She had a willingness to spend time with people, no matter their status, and when she retired in 1993, she was known as the people's general.

She continued to work with Melbourne’s disadvantaged until she was 82. General Burrows passed away in March 2015, aged 85.