Lorenzo Santee

(1845-1919). Minister, writer, and poet. At an early age he became a Seventh-day Adventist, together with his parents. He was educated at Tremont College, in Illinois, and in 1869 married Alice Merritt. In the early 1870s he began preaching in Illinois. He was ordained to the ministry in 1876 by James White. Then he went to Kansas as one of the pioneer Seventh-day Adventist ministers in that state, and later, in 1889-1890, was in charge of a school at Ottawa, Kansas. Afterward he returned to Illinois and for many years served as pastor in Chicago churches. He wrote numerous doctrinal and pastoral articles in the Review and Herald and many of his poems were set to music. One of these poems, “In the Glad Time of the Harvest,” is found in the Church Hymnal.

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

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