Willard Colcord

(1860-1935). Minister, editor. Educated at Battle Creek College, he preached in Iowa (1886-1888) and engaged in editorial work for the General Conference (1888-1893). For two years during this period he served as secretary of the General Conference. He then went to Australia for editorial and administrative work (1893-1902). On returning to the United States, he taught for two years at Union College (1902-1904), then became a secretary (under the chair) of the Religious Liberty Department (1904-1910) and was also on the book committee of the Review and Herald publishing house (1907-1914). At this time he lost faith in the doctrines and leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and disassociated himself from the church. About 20 years later, in 1934, he published a retraction of his po...

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

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