Sanford Horton

(1858-1927). First president of the Louisiana Conference (1901-1908). He was a Louisiana lawyer whose political ambition brought him to Washington, D.C., where he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1890. In 1891 he entered its ministry, preaching throughout the Eastern states before becoming the first president of the Louisiana Conference in 1901. He was religious liberty secretary for the Southern Union (1908-1910), Atlantic Union (1911), Columbia Union (1914-1915), Lake Union (1920-1924), and West Michigan Conference (1913, 1916-1919). He closed his service in the ministry in the East Michigan Conference.

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