Milton Wilcox

(1853-1935). Minister, editor. Before he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith at 25 years of age, he was a farmer, lumberman, and teacher. After two years of evangelistic work he was ordained in 1880. Educated at Ives Seminary and Battle Creek College, he had a keen interest in biblical studies, although previous to his conversion he had tendencies to agnosticism. During 1882-1883, as an assistant to Uriah Smith, who then was editor of the Review and Herald , he gained experience for his future work. In 1884 he was appointed the first editor of the Present Truth , published in Grimsby, England. Three years later he returned to the United States as assistant editor of the Signs of the Times, and then for a quarter of a century was editor in chief. From 1913 to 1933 he was book editor of...

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