Richard Julian Hammond
1914 - 2006
Richard J. Hammond, minister of music at Campus Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loma Linda, California, from 1972 to 1982, also served as an academy principal and an administrator in higher education. He was an ordained minister.
Hammond graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1940 with a degree in music and history. Following graduation from Harvard University in 1943, he attended the SDA Seminary in Takoma Park, Maryland, where he completed an M.A. in 1944.
He founded Greater Boston Academy and served as its principal for 25 years. Hammond then served as Director of Admissions at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health and as Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Affairs until he retired. In 2001, he raised funds for an Adventist World Radio station in India and an AIDS clinic in South Africa through his annual Music in Many Lands program.
Hammond and Lyle Jewell were honored for their musical contributions to the Campus Hill Church when the church's chapel was named for them as part of its centennial year celebration. The Hammond-Jewell Music center was dedicated on June 6, 2006.
Sources: Obituary, Adventist Review, 19 October 2006, 6; Biography in Hammond-Jewell Music Center, Dedication Service Program, Campus Hill Church, 3 June 2006, 4.