Alonzo Jones

(1850-1923). Minister, editor, author. He was born in Ohio. At the age of 20 he enlisted in the Army and for three years served his country. While most of his comrades spent their free time finding various pleasures he was in the barracks poring over his books-large historical works, Seventh-day Adventist publications that had fallen into his hands, and the Bible. Thus he was laying a strong foundation of knowledge for his later work as a preacher and a writer. After his discharge in 1873, he was baptized and began preaching on the West Coast for the SDA s. In May 1885 he became assistant editor of the Signs of the Times, and a few months later he and E. J. Waggoner became editors. This position he held until 1889. These two men in 1888 stirred the General Conference session in Minneapolis...

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