Arthur Daniells

(1858-1935). Minister and administrator. He was born in Iowa, the son of a Union Army physician and surgeon, who died in the Civil War. At the age of 10 he was converted to the Seventh-day Adventist faith, and in 1875 entered Battle Creek College, remaining only one year because of ill health. After he and his wife taught in public schools for one year, he received a call to the ministry. Feeling timid and unprepared, he hesitated, but after praying earnestly, he came under conviction. He began his ministry in 1878 with Robert M. Kilgore in Texas. He was then secretary to James and Ellen White for one year, and later an evangelist in Iowa. In 1886 he was called as pioneer SDA missionary to New Zealand, and remained in the antipodes for 14 years. From 1889 to 1891 he was president of the Ne...

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