George Washington Amadon contributed to the success of the Review and Herald publishing office during its earliest decades as a typesetter, foreman, administrator, editor, and author.
Grace Edith Amadon was a musician, teacher, illustrator, and writer. She served in North America and South Africa.
Martha Dorner Byington was the first Adventist home school teacher and a founder of the Dorcas Society (later renamed Community Service Centers).
Charles L. Boyd was an evangelist, conference leader, and pioneering missionary to South Africa.
John Byington was a circuit-riding preacher, abolitionist, and first General Conference president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Colonel Ezra L. H. Chamberlain played a variety of influential supporting roles in the emergence of Sabbatarian Adventism.
Minerva Jane Loofborough (later Loughborough) was an editor and General Conference administrator.
Jerome Clark was a history professor and author, who served for two decades as chair of the History Department at what is known today as Southern Adventist University.
Merritt Eaton Cornell was a tent evangelist, leading debater, and author of five doctrinal books.
Nathan Fuller was an evangelist and president of the New York-Pennsylvania Conference before moral failure brought an end to his ministry in 1869.
William Claggett Gage was a publisher, preacher, health reformer, and the first Adventist elected mayor of a city.
William Bancroft Hill was a pioneering evangelist in the American upper Midwest.
Aaron Henderson Hilliard was an active layman and church elder. Hilliard’s contributions to the Seventh-day Adventist Church include his providing the venue for the first Sabbath-keeping Adventist home school in Madrid, New York, and the warm hospitality that he and his wife, Lydia, provided to numerous traveling Adventist preachers who stayed at their home during the 1860s and 1870s.
Stockbridge Howland was a layman who organized Sabbath conferences and provided hospitality for traveling preachers during the formative years of the Sabbath-keeping Adventist movement in Maine.
Lewis Johnson, preacher, evangelist, and conference president, was born on June 6, 1851, in Nyborre, on the Island of Moen, in Denmark. He immigrated to the United States in 1869 and settled in Boone County, Iowa. In 1873 at twenty-two he joined the Methodist Church and the following year, he received a license to preach.
During his forty years at Andrews University, Gary Land advanced historical thinking in the Seventh-day Adventist church both through his teaching and through extensive publications that made him one of his era’s foremost historians of the Adventist experience in America.
Sands Harvey Lane was an evangelist, missionary to the British Isles, and conference president in Indiana, New York and Illinois.
John Norton Loughborough’s seventy-two years of ministry as a pioneering evangelist, missionary, author, organizer, and administrator had a major impact on the shaping Seventh-day Adventism.
Oliver Mears was the first president of the Ohio Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists.
Daniel R. Palmer was a prosperous shopkeeper noted for generous support of the Adventist movement.