Henry Decker

(1837-1926). Administrator. Son of a pioneer Baptist minister in Wisconsin, he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith about 1859. In 1863 he was one of a committee of three in the Wisconsin Conference that appealed to the governor of the state on behalf of SDA service personnel in the Civil War. After his ordination in 1875, he was president of the Wisconsin Conference for a total of some 10 years, and for a short time headed the North Texas Conference. He preached in Illinois and then for many years preached and directed conferences in the Pacific Northwest. He was the chief promoter in the building of Walla Walla College and of the Portland Sanitarium.

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

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