Sammis, John Henry
b Brooklyn, New York, USA 1846, d Los Angeles, Calif 1919. He moved from New York to Logansport, Indiana, when he was 23, to work in a business which he later relinquished to serve with the YMCA. Already active as a Christian layman, he then trained at the Lane and McCormick Seminaries and in 1880 was ordained to serve in the Presbyterian Ch. He ministered to congregations in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota, and from 1909 onwards taught at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. He wrote over 100 gospel songs, becoming one of many such authors who are known for one worldwide success. No.853.