Hiram St. John

(1840-1917). Minister, writer on church polity, and a member of the first committee selected to prepare a church manual. He began to teach in the country schools in Ohio when he was about 17, and about that time, together with his parents and a group of neighbors, accepted the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs through Bible study and the reading of SDA publications. In 1867 he married Delotcy C. Wolcott and soon after began preaching. In 1872 he was ordained to the ministry. He worked in Ohio, serving as president of the Ohio Conference from 1875 to 1879 and from 1882 to 1883. Later he moved to California, hoping to find relief from asthma. He preached throughout California and for several years taught Bible and history at Healdsburg College. His last appointment was to the chaplaincy of the S...

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

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