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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:

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. speeches, 1884-1961

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 303 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains diverse addresses given by Clark.

Dates: 1884-1961

Francis W. Kirkham letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310531]
Identifier: MSS SC 1311
Scope and Contents

Four typed and signed letters by Mormon Church leaders Ezra Taft Benson (1943), Bruce R. McConkie (1960), LeGrand Richards (1958), and J. Reuben Clark (1948), addressed to Francis W. Kirkham in Utah. Benson mentions visiting a number of "cooperatives,' McConkie expresses appreciation for a book received, Richards talks about the gathering of the Jews to Israel, and Clark speaks of his intention to write a book on the life of the Savior.

Dates: 1943-1960

David O. McKay photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227632756]
Identifier: MSS 4244
Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs showing David O. McKay at a podium, with J. Reuben Clark (among others) in the background.

Dates: date of production not identified

"My Christmas Greetings to You"

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239244418]
Identifier: MSS 9115
Content Description

Contains a Christmas letter from former apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints J. Reuben Clark Jr. to an unspecified, general audience. In his letter, J. Reuben Clark Jr. briefly summarizes the circumstances of Jesus Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection. He declares that salvation is made possible through Christ and extends Christmas greetings to the recipients. Materials dated approximately 1955.

Dates: approximately 1955

Oral history interview with J. Reuben Clark III

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 129
Scope and Contents

Interview by Thomas Cheney with J. Reuben Clark III, on his experiences as a student at Brigham Young University, and as a professor of French and Latin at BYU. Includes thoughts on several BYU presidents, and his father. Contains sound recordings and transcript.

Dates: 1982

T. Earl Pardoe scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 31197231190635]
Identifier: MSS 321
Scope and Contents

Christmas cards glued into a scrapbook. There are about a hundred of these items in the book. These cards were received by Pardoe from 1959 to 1961 and were signed by various friends and associates including David O. McKay, president of the Mormon Church, and J. Reuben Clark, an Apostle in the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1959-1961

Personal papers, 1906-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1993 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence and other papers of Richards' personal life, particularly correspondence with his family, spanning from 1906-1966. It includes correspondence with Paul Richards, circa 1936-1949; correspondence with various people, particularly with family, 1939-1942; and a few letters from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. It also contains a diploma, 1908; correspondence between Wesley G. Howell and Mrs. Preston D. Richards shortly after Preston D. Richard's death (mostly concerning...
Dates: 1906-1966

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Letters 18
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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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