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A. S. Kellogg
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President of the California Conference (1904-1905)

Arthur Smith Kellogg was born in Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., (now part of greater Springfield) on Nov. 2, 1858. The Kellogg family was an extremely large one. Arthur’s father, Moses Smith Kellogg, and John Preston Kellogg were brothers (part of a family of 13 children), making Arthur cousin to such well-known pioneers as Dr. John Harvey, Will Keith (“the cereal king”) and Dr. Merritt Gardner Kellogg.
 
His obituary stated that “for a number of years he was associated with Dr. J. H. Kellogg and W. K. Kellogg in the Sanitarium food company, and did much of the experimental work for many well-known products” of the day. He accepted the Seventh-day Adventist truth in the early 1880s and was one of the pioneers in the colporteur work, selling hundreds of copies ofBible Readings and other early publications.
 
On Sept. 25, 1883, Arthur married Sadie Taliaferro, who died May 30, 1905. They had three children: Harry, Perry and Helena. He later married Della Sawyer; she died Oct. 26, 1932.
 
Kellogg was active as a pastor and administrator in the California Conference, serving as vice president during the presidency of A. T. Jones. When Jones left California in 1904 to work for J. H. Kellogg as president of Battle Creek College, A. S. Kellogg became president for the California Conference, which at this time included all the territory in California north of the Tehachapi Range, as well as all of Nevada. He served as president until June 1905.
 
During his last illness he was quoted as remarking “My hope is strong in the triumph of the third angel’s message.”

Kellogg died in Redondo Beach, Calif., March 28, 1945.

(Any photos of Kellogg and/or information about his life and ministry would be greatly appreciated. Please send it to info@nccsda.com.)

Sources:
The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Vol. 122, No. 25, June 21, 1945 (obituary of Arthur Smith Kellogg)
The Pacific Union Recorder, Vol. 44, No. 47, June 27, 1945 (obituary of Arthur Smith Kellogg)

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