Ernest Branson

(1906-1960). Missionary in the Middle East. He was educated at Spion Kop College in South Africa, Emmanuel Missionary College, Atlantic Union College (B.Th., 1927), and the SDA Theological Seminary. In 1926 he married Ardyce Detamore. He served as pastor and evangelist in southern New England (1927-1934) and in Missouri (1934-1935), and then as president of the Missouri Conference (1935-1938). In 1938 he became superintendent of the Egyptian Mission and then superintendent of the Middle East Union Mission (1942-1950). After his return to the United States he pastored at Oakland, California, then became president of the Greater New York Conference (1950-1958), and again pastor in California (1958-1960). He was the son of W. H. Branson.

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

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