George Caviness

(1857-1923). Educator, missionary. A graduate of Battle Creek College (1882), he, with his wife, taught for three years in the Michigan school that developed into Cedar Lake Academy. He was ordained in 1886, and the next year taught at Battle Creek College. He served as principal of South Lancaster Academy from 1888 to 1894, and as president of Battle Creek College, 1894-1897. Because of his knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, he was asked in 1897 to go to Mexico as the Seventh-day Adventist representative on an interdenominational committee to revise the Spanish translation of the Bible. This was the beginning of 25 years of service in Mexico. In 1899 he pioneered SDA work in Mexico City and served in various capacities. For a time he was superintendent of the Mexican field, but perhap...

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

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