Joseph Harvey Waggoner, (1820-1889). Editor, author and evangelist. Waggoner was a self-taught man, a printer with a Baptist background
who first heard and accepted the Sabbatarian Adventist message in 1851. He became associated with the other leaders in the young church
in the 1850s, doing evangelistic work and authoring books while still working at his trade. His book The Law of God: An Examination
of the Testimony of Both Testaments in 1854 became the forerunner of the controversy over the law and the gospel that would erupt
some 30 years later (Manuscripts and Memories of Minneapolis, pp. 152.5; 304.2; 305.3). He moved to California in 1878 to manage Signs
of the Times which he later edited.