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Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1876-1972

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1876-1972

Biographical History

Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader. He served as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1970 and 1972.

Citation

His Origin of the reorganized church ... 1909.

Rasmussen, D.M. The illustrated story of President Joseph Fielding Smith, c1982: p. 5 (b. 7-19-1876; d. 7-2-1972)

LDS.org, Feb. 13, 2006 (Joseph Fielding Smith, the son of Joseph F. Smith; b. July 19, 1876, in Salt Lake City; d. July 2, 1972 in Salt Lake City; served as the 10th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1970 to 1972)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Fielding Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1525
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a letter by Joseph Fielding Smith addressed to W. Dean Belknap on 12 February 1970. Smith answers questions regarding stillborn children, organ transplants, and decaffeinated coffee. Also included is a photocopy from the General Handbook of Instructions by the Mormon Church on the issue of organ transplants.

Joseph Fielding Smith letter

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2031
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter addressed to Robert Lee Echols. Smith speculates about the possibility of the Moon being inhabited and offers an opinion about the relationship of the Moon in Mormon theology.