Halbert Richards

(1869-1956). Minister and conference administrator. Born in Wisconsin, he accompanied his parents to England at the age of 7, where he was converted as a youth. After his return to the United States at the age of 17, he entered the colporteur work and later preached in the Iowa Conference. In 1893 he married Bertie C. Sylvester. In 1897 he was ordained to the ministry. Two years later he went to the Colorado Conference, where he served as vice president for a time and promoted the establishment of Campion Academy. Later he served as president of the East Pennsylvania (1912-1917), Ontario (1917), Texico (1917-1921), and Arkansas (1922-1926) conferences, and still later as chaplain at the St. Helena and the Glendale sanitariums, and as pastor in Mountain View and East Long Beach, California....

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

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