David Babcock

(1854-1932). Conference administrator and missionary. He was educated at Battle Creek College and was president of the West Virginia Conference (1892-1895) and the Virginia Conference (1897-1899). He directed the British Guiana Mission (1900-1905) and the British West African Mission (1905-1914); he opened up Seventh-day Adventist work in Nigeria (1914-1917). In 1917, while en route to England seeking treatment for sleeping sickness, he was rescued when the ship was torpedoed. In 1919 he was sent to the Virgin Islands for ministerial work, and again to British Guiana as president of the conference (1925). Two years later ill health forced his return to America.

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

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