John Luis Shaw

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John Luis Shaw (1870–1952) was a Seventh-day Adventist missionary, educator, and treasurer. He graduated from the scientific course at Battle Creek College (now Andrews University) in 1893 and became dean of men at Union College. In 1897 he became principal of Claremont Union College in South Africa. In 1901 he was ordained and sent to India, where he oversaw the establishment of the Watchman Press in 1903 and was in charge of the field from 1901 to 1912.[1] He returned to the United States because of poor health in 1912 and was appointed principal of the Washington Foreign Mission Seminary. From 1913 to 1915 he was secretary of the General Conference Department of Education. From 1922 to 1936 he was treasurer of the General Conference. During his retirement he served for a time as board chair of Loma Linda University.

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Preceded by
John Edwin Fulton
Chairperson of the Ellen G. White Estate
Succeeded by
Francis M. Wilcox


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-09-26.