Alfred Peterson

(1887-1971). Educator and departmental secretary. He was a native of Minnesota and attended Union College from 1905 to 1910. While there, he was baptized by Elder Luther Warren. In 1912 he entered the literature ministry and soon thereafter was called as principal of an intermediate school in Oklahoma. During a four-year term of service at Southwestern Junior College, he was married to Stella May Parker. Beginning in 1920, he served the denomination as educational secretary of the Southwestern and North Pacific unions, and in 1929 he went to South America as the educational and MV secretary of the division, returning in 1931 because of illness in his family. In 1932 he became educational and MV secretary of the Southern Union, following which he joined the General Conference staff as MV se...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.