Harold Oberg

(1884-1948). Missionary administrator in Korea and Japan. At the age of 25 he sailed to Korea, where he engaged in evangelistic and administrative work, serving first as secretary-treasurer of the Korean Mission. In 1912 he returned to the United States and married Elsie Graham, daughter of Capt. John E. Graham of the Pitcairn , and together they set sail for Korea. He was ordained in 1915 and later was superintendent of the Korean Union Mission (1928-1939). In 1939 he moved to Japan, where he served as secretary-treasurer of the Japan Union Mission until forced to leave by the approaching war in 1941. Returning to the United States, he served as a pastor in Oregon (1942-1945) and as chaplain at Portland Sanitarium (1945-1948).

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

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