Asa Tait

(1858-1941). Minister, editor. Influenced by James and Ellen White, at the age of 23 he entered the ministry and was ordained three years later in Illinois. He became a powerful advocate of religious liberty, and in 1891 went to Battle Creek as religious liberty secretary of the General Conference. A little later he was given supervision of the International Tract Society. He held these two positions until 1895, when he was appointed the first circulation manager of the Review and Herald. In 1898 he joined the Editorial Department of Pacific Press, and with the exception of two years spent at the newly established Pacific Union College, assisting in the organization of the Theology Department, he remained with the publishing house for most of the next 43 years. From 1913 until shortly befo...

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