Cyrus (C. I.) Scofield – Best known today for the Scofield Reference Bible. As a teen, he fought in the Civil War. He became a lawyer and was politically active in the state of Kansas, even appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant, but resigned under allegations of corruption. Later, he became separated from his wife and his children, no longer practiced law, and was described as a thief and a drunkard. It was in 1879, Scofield’s conversion occurred. He immediately became active in the ministry, which dominated his life from then on.