Nelson Town

(1863-1936). Publishing secretary. After he graduated from the ministerial course at South Lancaster Academy in 1889, his first official position was that of field missionary secretary for the New York Conference. In 1890 he married Sadie R. Graham, who was closely associated with him in pioneer colporteur work. The next year they went to Scotland to pioneer the colporteur work in that country, and in 1892 they moved to England, where he became the first field missionary secretary of the denomination that devoted full time to supervising book sales alone. Four years later Town was transferred to the Argentine, where for 12 years he engaged in various denominational activities, including the establishing of the River Plate College. He was recalled to the United States in 1908 to be assistan...

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

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