Percy Magan

(1867-1947). Physician and administrator. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States in 1886. He became a Seventh-day Adventist the same year, worked as a licensed minister in Nebraska in 1887, and entered Battle Creek College in 1888, from which he later graduated. After a journey around the world in 1889 as secretary to S. N. Haskell, he became associate secretary of the Foreign Mission Board (1890-1891), head of the Department of Bible and history at Battle Creek College (1891-1901), and dean of Emmanuel Missionary College (1901-1904). He was cofounder, with E. A. Sutherland, of the Nashville Agricultural and Normal Institute (1904), later generally known as Madison College, and was its dean. He took the medical course at the University of Tennessee and soon after, in 1915, was ...

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