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Alberta Sanitarium was a health institution, later called the Bethel Sanitarium, operated by the Alberta Conference and the Western Canadian Union Conference between 1903 and 1925 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

​Edwin was a professor at Washington Missionary College (1915-1920). Later he became a prominent lawyer and law professor, serving for most of his career at Northwestern University. Barbara was a musician and professor of harmony and music history.

Ratu Ambrose was a Fijian "roko" or high chief who converted to Adventism. For many years Adventism was seen as an outsider religion in Fiji, but Ambrose’s conversion created an opportunity for many people to give Adventism serious consideration. Chief Ambrose’s donation of property and other resources for a permanent Adventist mission station provided the much needed help at a crucial point in the development of Adventism in Fiji.

​Emma Marie Thompson Anderson was a pioneer Adventist missionary to China, author, bookkeeper, Bible worker, and educator. She along with her husband, Jacob, and sister, Ida Thompson, were the first group of official missionaries to China in 1902.

​Jacob Nelson Anderson was a pioneer Adventist missionary to China. He along with his wife, Emma, and sister-in-law, Ida Thompson, were the first official missionaries to China on behalf of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Mary Mortensen Tripp Armitage was a Bible worker, foster mother to Ellen White’s granddaughters, and pioneer missionary to Africa.

​Frank Benjamin Armitage was an Adventist minister and missionary in Africa.

James and Annie Baker were missionary nurses to Africa and among the earliest pioneer Adventist missionaries to east-central Africa.

James Aiton Begg was a Sabbatarian in Scotland who believed in Christ’s soon return. He came to this conviction in the late 1820s and rose to prominence in the 1830s and 1840s. He was a bookseller, stationer, and author. After 1845 he was affiliated with the Seventh Day Baptist denomination. In 1853 he was baptized as a Seventh Day Baptist and became a regular contributor to the Sabbath Recorder.

As the founding teacher of the denomination’s first official sponsored school, Goodloe Harper Bell is considered by some historians as the “founder” of the educational work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

​The Bible Conference organized by church leaders in 1919 to discuss eschatological and theological issues was one of the most significant meetings in the history of the denomination. The gathering consisted of two overlapping meetings: the main Bible Conference, held July 1 to 19, with a Bible and History Teachers’ Council that met concurrently and continued until August 9.

​Maud Sisley Boyd was a Bible teacher, editor, compositor, Bible worker, school matron, and missionary. She was the first woman missionary sent by the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Foreign Mission Board.

​Sidney Brownsberger was an Adventist educator and administrator. He played a significant role during the early development of Battle Creek College (Andrews University) and Healdsburg College (Pacific Union College). He was considered a “pioneer” in the development of Adventist education.

​Addison S. Carmichael was a pioneer Adventist medical missionary to Africa.

George and Alma Caviness were educators and missionaries. George was also an ordained minister and college president.

Miss Vera Chilton, a Bible worker in India, persevered in ministry to zenana women longer than any other person, extending her 32 years of active service another 10 years beyond retirement.

​John Ball Cook was a Baptist turned Millerite minister from Middletown, Connecticut. Later he moved west and was the most well-known and most widely traveled Advent lecturer from 1843 to 1846 in the midwestern (the central region that includes Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, and Illinois) United States. He preached the Second Advent as far west as St. Louis, Missouri. Cook was instrumental in popularizing the practice of foot washing among Millerites. By early 1846 he and T. M. Preble (1810-1907) were the first two Millerite ministers who, for a time, accepted the seventh-day Sabbath.

​Cuno P. Crager was a missionary educator and administrator who served in Africa and Latin America with his wife, Reba Hatton Crager.

Stenographer, private secretary, editor, bibliophile, researcher, author, and trusted literary assistant to Ellen G. White, Clarence Crisler was also a missionary, missiologist, and administrator.

​Donald John Davenport (1913-1996) was a physician and entrepreneur at the heart of financial misdoings during the 1970s through the early 1980s, which became the most significant financial scandal within Adventism in the twentieth century. The scandal raised issues about financial transparency, the integrity of church leaders and systems of accountability, and ultimately resulted in a significant number of church members and institutions who lost funds as a result.