Isaac Sanborn

(1822-1913). Minister. He was converted in 1855, and was ordained by James White in 1856. Preaching until the time of his death, he worked in 19 states and Ontario, but the greater part of his ministry was in Wisconsin. He was the first president of the Illinois-Wisconsin Conference (1863-1867), which then comprised the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. He was one of the 20 delegates who organized the General Conference in 1863, was one of the committee of eight who drafted the constitution of the General Conference, and was also on the committee of five to recommend a constitution for the state conferences. He was an ardent supporter of the early health reform movement in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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

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