William Hyatt

(1857-1936). Administrator and missionary. He was born at Williamstown, New York, and attended Battle Creek College, where he met Sadie Armitage, whom he married in 1882. That same year he took up ministerial work in New York, and was ordained to the ministry in 1885. For a number of years Hyatt worked in Wisconsin, then for 10 years he served as conference president: four years in Texas (1888-1892), four in Missouri (1892-1896), and two in Kansas (1896-1897). In 1898 Hyatt and his family went to South Africa, where he took over the presidency of the conference (raised to union status after 1901) from A. T. Robinson. During the years of economic depression following the Anglo-Boer War, his considerable financial ability was taxed to the utmost to maintain the large institutions that had be...

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

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