Anna Andross

(1880-1957). Assistant secretary of the Missionary Volunteer Department of the General Conference, author, and editor. She was born in Denmark and in her early childhood heard the Seventh-day Adventist message preached by J. G. Matteson, pioneer of the SDA Scandinavian work, who held meetings in her home. Shortly after this, she emigrated to America. She received an education in nursing at Nebraska Sanitarium, and in liberal arts at Union College (B.A., 1907). Later she took graduate studies at the University of Nebraska and Columbia University. Having taught for several years, she was chosen in 1907 as the first secretary (under chairmanship of M. E. Kern) of the Young People’s Missionary Volunteer Department of the General Conference. Then in 1922 she went with her husband, E. E. Andro...

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

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