Adoniram Judson, The first foreign missionary from the United States of America, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1788. His father was a congregational minister. Judson became famous as the senior Baptist missionary of Burma, pioneer to the Burmese people and translator of the whole Bible into Burmese. Fame accrued to him through the severity of his sufferings and the devotion exemplified by him in them. The only time he returned to America was toward the end of his life when he was constrained to do so by the illness of his wife. That was in 1845.