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Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961



  • Existence: 1871 - 1961

Biographical History

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. (1871-1961) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1871 in Grantsville, Utah. He entered Latter-day Saints' University in 1890. Graduating in four years, Clark then attended the University of Utah, receiving a bachelor's degree, and Columbia University, receiving a law degree. He married Lucine Annetta Savage on September 14, 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they raised four children together. He served as Under Secretary of State to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and as ambassador to Mexico from 1930–1933. In 1933 Clark was asked to serve as the second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant, later becoming first counselor in 1934. After Grant's death in 1945, he remained as first counselor in the First Presidency under George Albert Smith. When Smith died in 1951, he was called by David O. McKay as second counselor in the First Presidency, returning to the position of first counselor in 1959. He remained in this role until his death.

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. passed away on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wikipedia, Mar. 21, 2017 (J. Reuben Clark; Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr.; b. Sept. 1, 1871 in Grantsville, Utah; d. Oct. 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah; attorney, diplomat, ecclesiastical leader; attended Latter-day Saints' University in 1890 and graduated in four years; received bachelor's degree from University of Utah; received law degree from Columbia University; served as Under Secretary of State to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928; served as ambassador to Mexico 1930–1933; became second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant in 1933 and first counselor in 1934; served as first councilor to George Albert Smith after Grant's death; after Smith dies in 1951, serves as second councilor to David O. McKay and as first councilor in 1959; he served in this position until his death), via WWW, Mar. 7, 2018 (b. Sep. 1, 1871; m. Luacine Annetta Savage, Sep. 14, 1898 in Salt Lake City, UT; four children)

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Facsimile copy of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon : pages 3-24

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233639225]
Identifier: MSS 8313
Scope and Contents

Materials include a bound copy of fascimiles of pages 3-24 of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. These pages include what is now 1 Nephi, chapter 2, verse 2 through 1 Nephi, chapter 13, verse 35. Also includes a letter from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. to Wilford Wood written in 1958 regarding the document's production and to use in referencing the original manuscripts.

Dates: 1958

First Presidency letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2157
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter addressed to William Conover of Springville, Utah. The item was signed by George Albert Smith, J. Reuben Clark, and David O. McKay. Conover was informed that the Book of Mormon had been translated into the Tahitian language.

Dates: 1946

First Presidency letter to all mission presidents in foreign areas

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233267928]
Identifier: MSS 6067

Letter to all mission presidents in foreign areas from the First Presidency concerning “purchase of future branch meetinghouse sites in foreign areas,” 1961.

Dates: 1961

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. biographical material, 1862-1963

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Includes biographies and newspaper articles that describe Clark's life.

Dates: 1862-1963

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. correspondence, 1886-1961

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Includes various personal, business, and government correspondences. Several items contain signatures of well-known people, such as American and Mexican presidents.

Dates: 1886-1961

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. estate papers, 1959-1967

 Series — Box Addendum 40: Series 15; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197232498623], Folder: 1-15
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, and records relating to decisions regarding his estate.

Dates: 1959-1967

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. financial files, 1913-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 18
Scope and Contents

Contains Clark's financial records including, but not limited to accounts–payable, accounts-receivable, bank statements, cancelled checks, checkbooks, copies of tax returns, disbursements, estate files, expense statements, farm bills, graph paper, income tax files, income vouchers, invoices, medical payments and claims, paycheck stubs, property list, property tax files, receipts, refunds, reports, Social Security files, tax guides, and work sheets.

Dates: 1913-1964

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. funeral service and obituaries, 1961

 Series — Box Addendum 39: Series 13; Series 14 [Barcode: 31197232498631], Folder: 4-5
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 14
Scope and Contents

Contains transcriptions and audio disk recordings of talks given at his funeral, and more obituaries.

Dates: 1961

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. journals, diaries, and schedules, 1862-1961

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten, typed, and shorthand diaries. Many are personal diaries from 1916 to 1961. Some of his diaries from the same time period are more business oriented. These include diaries about military service, ranches/farms/meat, cattle diseases, and several other subjects. Also includes his diary outlines and excerpts from his father's diary.

Dates: 1862-1961

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. later papers, 1922-1961

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 13
Scope and Contents

Includes letters and correspondence written to Clark just before or just after his death. It also contains obituaries, newspaper articles about his funeral, and letters requesting that his name be removed from mailing lists.

Dates: 1922-1961

Additional filters:

Archival Object 22
Collection 18
Digital Record 3
Letters 18
Home and Family 17
Mexico -- Foreign relations -- United States 17
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence 17
Social Life and Customs 17
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United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico 17
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century 17
Latter Day Saint churches -- Presidents -- Correspondence 15
Apostles (Latter Day Saint churches) -- Correspondence 14
Latter Day Saint churches -- Doctrines -- History 14
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 10
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 7
Photographs 7
Church Government 6
Diaries 6
Civil Procedure and Courts 5
Education 4
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- History 4
Lawyers -- Utah 4
Material Types 4
Politicians -- Utah 4
Politics, Government, and Law 4
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 4
Certificates 3
Correspondence 3
Speeches, addresses, etc. 3
Articles 2
Book of Mormon 2
Christmas 2
Colleges and Universities 2
Drafts (Documents) 2
Elementary and Secondary Education 2
Financial records 2
Greeting cards 2
International Relations 2
Missions and Missionaries 2
Political Campaigns 2
Receipts (Acknowledgments) 2
Salt Lake City (Utah) 2
Transcripts 2
Annual reports 1
Artifacts 1
Autograph albums 1
Autographs 1
Benediction -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
Bible -- Study and teaching 1
Biographies 1
Catalogs 1
Christmas cards -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Quotations 1
College presidents 1
Commencement ceremonies -- Utah -- Provo 1
Communism -- History 1
Constitutional history -- United States 1
Drama 1
Educators -- Utah -- Correspondence 1
Files (Records) 1
Genealogies 1
Grantsville (Utah) -- History 1
Grazing 1
Handbooks and manuals 1
Hawaii 1
Images 1
Immigration and American Expansion 1
Inaugurations 1
Inventories 1
Israel 1
Jews 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Apostles 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Middle West -- History 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Presidents -- Autographs 1
Latter Day Saints -- Attitudes 1
Lectures 1
Legal instruments 1
Manuscripts 1
Museums -- Utah -- Acquisitions -- History -- Sources 1
North Ogden (Utah) 1
Notebooks 1
Notes 1
Oral histories 1
Overland Journeys to the Western United States 1
Panoramas 1
Programs 1
Publications 1
Quotations 1
Religion 1
Religion and science 1
Research (Documents) 1
Resurrection 1
Schedules (Time plans) 1
Science 1
Scrapbooks 1
Sermons, American 1
Sound recordings 1
Tooele (Utah) -- History 1
Tooele County (Utah) -- History 1
United States -- Foreign relations 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
United States -- Officials and employees -- Political activity 1
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