John Shaw

(1870-1952). Missionary, educator, treasurer. He graduated from the scientific course at Battle Creek College (1893) and became dean of men and a teacher at Union College. He married Bessie L. Owen in 1893. In 1897 he became principal of Claremont Union College in South Africa. In 1901 he was ordained and sent to India, where he was in charge of the field from 1901 to 1912. For a time he was also editor of the Oriental Watchman. Having suffered from poor health much of the time, he returned to the United States in 1912 and was appointed principal of the Washington Foreign Mission Seminary. From 1913 to 1915 he was secretary of the General Conference Department of Education and edited Home and School magazine, then for a time served as one of the assistant General Conference secretaries. Fr...

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

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