James McElhany

(1880-1959). Evangelist and administrator, president of the General Conference. He was born in California and educated in public schools and Healdsburg College (1900-1901). He was baptized in 1895 and in 1901 became a Bible and tract worker in California. His first overseas appointment was to evangelism in Australia (1903-1906), during which time he was ordained to the ministry (1904). After two years in Manila in language study and evangelism he was transferred to New Zealand for evangelistic work (1908). On returning to the United States in 1910, he was for a short time chaplain of the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium and pastor of the church, and then for three years was chaplain of the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital. His appointment in 1913 to the presidency of the Greater New York Conf...

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

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