List of presidents of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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The president of the General Conference is the head of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the governing body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The president's office is within the offices of the General Conference, located in Silver Spring, Maryland. As of June 2010, the current president is Ted N. C. Wilson.

Traditionally, the post has been held by an American. Of the 17 presidents, 13 were born in the United States, 1 born in Puerto Rico to North American missionaries, 1 born in Australia and 2 born in Norway, of whom one emigrated to the U.S. at age 5.

Past presidents[edit]

No.
President Took office Left office Length
1 John Byington.jpg John Byington
(1798 – 1887)
20 March 1863 17 May 1865 2 Years, 2 months
2 James Springer White.jpg James Springer White
(4 August 1821 - 6 August 1881)
17 May 1865 14 May 1867 2 Years
3 John Nevins Andrews.jpg John Nevins Andrews
(22 July 1829 – 21 October 1883)
1867 1869 2 Years
4 James Springer White.jpg James Springer White
(4 August 1821 - 6 August 1881)
1869 1871 2 Years
5 GeorgeIdeButler.jpg George Ide Butler
(1834 – 1918)
1871 1874 3 Years
6 James Springer White.jpg James Springer White
(4 August 1821 - 6 August 1881)
1874 1880 6 Years
7 GeorgeIdeButler.jpg George Ide Butler
(1834 – 1918)
1880 1888 8 Years
8 O A Olsen.jpg Ole Andres Olsen
(28 July 1845 – 29 January 1915)
1888 1897 9 Years
9 George A. Irwin.jpg George A. Irwin
(17 November 1844 – 23 May 1913)
1897 1901 4 Years
10 Daniells.JPG Arthur Grosvenor Daniells
(28 September 1858 – 18 April 1935)
1901 1922 21 Years
11 William Ambrose Spicer
(1865 – 1952)
1922 1930 8 Years
12 Charles H. Watson
(8 October 1877 – 24 December 1962)
1930 1936 6 Years
13 James Lamar McElhany
(3 January 1880 – 25 June 1959)
1936 1950 14 Years
14 William Henry Branson
(1887 – 1961)
1950 1954 4 Years
15 Reuben Richard Figuhr
(20 October 1896 - 28 October 1983 )
1954 1966 12 Years
16 Robert H. Pierson
(1911 – 1989)
1966 1979 13 Years
17 Neal C. Wilson
(5 July 1920 - 14 December 2010)
3 January 1979 6 July 1990 11 Years six months
18 Robert S. Folkenberg
(1 January 1941 - )
6 July 1990 1 March 1999 8 Years 8 months
19 Jan Paulsen[1]
(5 January 1935 - )
1 March 1999 23 June 2010 11 Years, 3 Months
20 Ted N.C. Wilson.jpg Ted N. C. Wilson[2][3]
( - )
23 June 2010 present -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (March 12, 2007). "143rd Annual Statistical Report—2005" (PDF). adventistarchives.org. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (March 12, 2007). "President Story". adventistarchives.org. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (Jun 25, 2010). "Wilson elected president of Seventh-day Adventist world church". http://news.adventist.org. Retrieved July 21, 2012.