Allen Ham

(1889-1974). Missionary, vice president of the General Conference. In 1909 he completed a course in engineering at Walla Walla College and with his wife attended the Foreign Mission Seminary in Washington, D.C., as a mission appointee. In 1913 they began work in Hong Kong. A year later he became director of the Cantonese Mission, serving in that capacity for 20 years. He was ordained to the ministry in 1917. In 1935 he became superintendent of the South China Union Mission, serving until taken prisoner by the Imperial Japanese Army on Christmas Day 1941. After repatriation in 1942 he became vice president of the General Conference for the Southern Asia Division until 1950. He then served as general field secretary for the General Conference for four years, after which he became a vice pres...

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

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