John Neff

(1873-1973). Educator and administrator. He was a native of Virginia and was educated at Battle Creek College, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1894. After teaching at his alma mater for two years, he attended the University of Virginia and the University of Mississippi. Later he worked as president of LaFayette College in Alabama and superintendent of city schools in the cities of Richmond and Staunton, Virginia. He also served on the State Board of Examiners for teachers in Virginia. In 1921 he accepted a call to serve as secretary of education for the Columbia Union Conference. In this capacity he supervised college, secondary, and elementary schools for 27 years. Many of the elementary schools in the Columbia Union had their beginning under his guidance. Upon retiring, he devoted his e...

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

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