Mahlon Olsen

(1873-1952). Educator, administrator. Son of O. A. Olsen, who was president of the General Conference from 1888 to 1897, Mahlon Olsen received his B.A. at Battle Creek College (1894) and his Ph.D. in English at the University of Michigan (1909). In 1894 he was appointed secretary to his father, and in 1901 went to England as managing editor of the Good Health magazine. After eight years he returned to America and completed his work for the Ph.D. degree. He then taught English at Washington Missionary College (1909-1917), served as principal and president of South Lancaster Academy and Lancaster Junior College (1917-1920), and was head of the English Department at Union College (1920-1923). In 1923 he became president of the Fireside Correspondence School, later known as the Home Study Inst...

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

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