R. Underwood

(1850-1932). Evangelist, conference administrator. His father, Alfred B. Underwood, a prominent Baptist preacher, became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1864, and five years later his son, after reading a series of articles in the Review and Herald, “Life Only Through Christ,” written by Uriah Smith, accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith. In 1877 R. A. Underwood entered the ministry in Ohio, but shortly afterward attended Battle Creek College for a year. He was ordained in 1879 and for several years engaged successfully in evangelism. He served as president of the Ohio Conference, 1882-1889; then as superintendent of General Conference District No. 6 (in Western United States and Canada), 1889-1891; of District No. 1 (Eastern United States), 1891-1893; and of District No. 5 (Southwestern...

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

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