George Irwin

(1844-1913). Administrator. While imprisoned in Andersonville during the Civil War, he read Baxter’s Saint’s Everlasting Rest, which led to his conversion. He later joined the Congregational and then the Methodist Church. In the winter of 1884-1885 he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Shortly thereafter he entered denominational employment and served successively as district director, treasurer of the Ohio Conference, and president of the Ohio Conference (1889-1895). In 1895 he was appointed president of District No. 2 and in 1897 he was elected president of the General Conference. In 1901 he was chair at the opening of the General Conference when far-reaching changes were made in the organization of the church. After serving as president of the Australasian Union Conference (1...

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

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