Francis Clifford

(1899-1972). Administrator in Trans-Africa and Australia. Francis Clifford was born in Bath, England, and was baptized in 1913. Educated at Stanborough Park College and later Spion Kop College in South Africa, he completed the ministerial course in 1922. Commencing his service as an evangelist, he continued in the work until 1933, when he was called to departmental leadership. He served efficiently in this area at both union and division levels. In 1941 he was called to administrative responsibility as president of the South African Union Conference. In 1946 he became secretary of the South African Division, which position he held until his appointment to the presidency of the Australasian Division in 1954. In 1962 he retired from his responsibilities and returned to South Africa.

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