David H. Splane

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  • VM44
    VM44

    David Splane is a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses.

    He became a full time minister in September 1963. A graduate of the 42nd class of Gilead, the Jehovah's Witness missionary school, he served as a missionary in Senegal, Africa, then for 19 years as a travelling overseer in Canada. He and his wife, Linda, have been at Bethel (Jehovah's Witness headquarters) in the United States since 1990, where he has worked in the Service and Writing departments. Since 1998, he had been a helper to the Writing Committee. On October 2, 1999, Splane was appointed a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, New York.

    References
    1. he Watchtower January 1, 2000, p. 29, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.

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    David H. Splane (1944-)

    David Splane started as pioneer in September 1963.

    Belonged to the 42nd Gilead class and was missionary of Jehovah's Witnesses in Senegal.

    After that, he was circuit overseer in Canada during 19 years.

    In 1990, David and his wife, Linda, went to the Brooklyn Bethel, where he worked at the Service and Writing Departments.

    In 1998 he was appointed "helper" of the Writing Committee.

    On October 2, 1999 he was appointed to the Governing Body

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    David H. Splane

    Born in 1944. David Splane started pioneering in September 1963. A graduate of the 42nd class of Gilead, he served as a missionary in Senegal, Africa, then for 19 years in the circuit work in Canada. He and his wife, Linda, have been at Bethel in the United States since 1990, where Brother Splane has worked in the Service and Writing departments. Since 1998, he has been a helper to the Writing Committee.

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    Miscellaneous Notes:

    David H. Splane plays the piano.

    David H. Splane has a fondness for the plumbing profession.

    David H. Splane HATES the entire field of Computer Science.

    David H. Splane's head looks like something from the Muppets!

  • VM44
    VM44

    A photo of David H. Splane taken when he was younger and had more hair.

  • Gram
    Gram

    Is he related to the murder mystery dective writer Mickey Splane? (oops, sorry! wrong spelling). Mickey was a Dub, am I correct?

  • VM44
    VM44

    Every episode of the television show Fantasy Island began with Tattoo exclaiming "The Splane! The Splane!"

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    VM44..What is so important abot this guy?..Could you Splane?

    Laughing Mutley...OUTLAW

  • TheOldHippie
    TheOldHippie

    There is but ONE mystery about him: What hides itself behind the "H."?

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    NERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE NERDS!!!!!!!!

  • JimmyPage
    JimmyPage

    Luuucyyy!!! You got some Splane-in' to do!

  • seek2find
    seek2find

    I guess I've missed something, what is there about him that prompted a special thread? seek2find

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Any particular reason you want to talk about him? I knew him when . . .

    He was our CO or perhaps DO and he was at our house for a meal. The pictures don''t do him justice because about the only thinkg I remember about him was that he was annointed and was good-looking - compared to most of the COs and DOs we had. He was also much younger than most.

    What I di remember was not so much what I thought but how I felt. I got a very negative feeling from him. Not that he was projecting one but just my gut told me there was something "off" Still can't explain it though

  • booby
    booby

    The second little photo is a pose that should be captured of each of the gibbering body. Why, why . . . Why Jehovah did you let us get it so Wrong?

  • purplesofa
    purplesofa

    David H. Splane has a fondness for the plumbing profession.

    That is just a little bit funny.

  • moggy lover
    moggy lover

    Whaaat? 'E 'as a fondness for the plumbin' profession?

    'E fixes up leaks in the WT HQ maybe? Iss tha' why we doan git no more info from within?

    Often wondered tha' meself I did.

  • minimus
    minimus

    Splane worked at Watergate.

  • Quandry
    Quandry

    Since he is "annointed" but was born "after the cut-off date" of 1935, maybe he is behind the "new light" change.

  • cameo-d
    cameo-d

    anagram....Naples.....is he Italian?

  • VM44
    VM44

    He is a jerk!

  • Hittman
    Hittman

    He has the same middle initial as Jesus Christ.

  • Borgia
    Borgia

    VM, I dont quite follow you......Why is he a jerk (I don't know the guy) and why the exhaustive dull repeat?

    Jerk? pick one.......

    jerk (n.) Look up jerk at Dictionary.com
    1935, "tedious and ineffectual person," Amer.Eng. carnival slang, perhaps from jerkwater town (1878), where a steam locomotive crew had to take on boiler water from a trough or a creek because there was no water tank. This led 1890s to an adj. use of jerk as "inferior, insignificant." Probably also infl. by verb jerk off, slang for "perform male masturbation" (first recorded 1916). Jerk off (n.) as an emphatic form of jerk (n.) first attested 1968.
    jerk (v.) Look up jerk at Dictionary.com
    1550, "to lash, strike as with a whip," of uncertain origin, perhaps echoic. Noun sense of "sudden sharp pull or twist" first recorded 1575. Meaning "involuntary spasmodic movement of limbs or features" first recorded 1805. As the name of a popular dance, it is attested from 1966. Sense in soda jerk attested from 1883, from the pulling motion required to work the taps.
    jerky (n.) Look up jerky at Dictionary.com
    1850, Amer.Eng., from Amer.Sp. charqui "jerked meat," from Quechua ch'arki "dried flesh." The verb jerk "to cure meat by cutting into long thin slices and drying in the sun" is recorded from 1707.
  • VM44
    VM44

    There is a very simple reason for my not liking this person.

    David H. Splane has deomonstrated repeatly in the talks he has given as a Zone (Twilight Zone?) overseer that he does NOT have the best interests of the people in mind, only the best interests of The Watchtower.

    Even from the little information available about the man it is seen that is a very ambitious person and devoted his life to climb the Organizational ladder. At this he has been successful.

    But, as some have pointed out, there is something "not right" about the man.

    What is not right about his is his being totally absorbed by The Watchtower. He is a "company man," but not a servant of the people.

    His talks are "tedious", and his advice is "iineffectual." Hence he is a "jerk."

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