William Branson

(1887-1961). Evangelist, author, conference administrator, General Conference president. He was educated at Battle Creek College (1901-1903) and Emmanuel Missionary College (1903-1904). His denominational service of almost 50 years began in 1906 when he entered the colporteur work. Evangelism in Florida in 1908-1910 was followed by pastoral work in South Carolina in 1910-1911, and ordination to the ministry (1910). In 1911 he was called to the presidency of the South Carolina Conference, and for the next 43 years he held administrative posts. He was president of the Cumberland Conference (1913-1915), and of the Southeastern Union Conference (1915-1920). He was appointed president of the African Division in 1920 and continued to administer that fast-growing field until 1930, when he became ...

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

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