Sidney Brownsberger

(1845-1930). Educator, administrator. Graduate of University of Michigan (1869), he was the first principal of Battle Creek College (1874-1881), and also of Healdsburg College (1882-1887). His training in the classics led him to view the conventional colleges as suitable patterns for denominational schools, although he did encourage industrial education. He was secretary of the General Conference for a year (1873-1874). The later years of his life were spent in ministerial work and in self-supporting schools in the South. In 1909 he helped establish the Asheville Agricultural School and Mountain Sanitarium near Fletcher, North Carolina, and for the next 10 years, as his health permitted, he taught the children of the community in a small school.

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

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