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Smith, George Albert, 1870-1951

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1870-1951

Biographical History

George Albert Smith (1870-1951) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader in Utah, and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Citation

His Sharing the Gospel with others, 1948.

Biography index, v. 2, Z5301.B5 (d. 1951)

LDS.org, via WWW, Feb. 13, 2006 (George Albert Smith; b. April 4, 1870, in Salt Lake City; d. April 4, 1951, Salt Lake City; served as the 8th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1945-1951) found: Against all odds, [2011], ©2011:t.p. (George Albert Smith) p. [x] (b. April 4, 1870, Salt Lake City; 1882-1883 attended Brigham Young Academy; 1883-1887 worked for Grant-Odell Co. and ZCMI clothing factory; 1887-1888 attended University of Utah; 1888-1891, 1894-1898 salesman for ZCMI; receiver of the US Land Office; October 6, 1903 became member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 1922 elected vice-president of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; 1930 elected president of the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association; 1931 elected member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America) p. [xi] (July 1, 1943 President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; May 21, 1945 President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; d. April 4, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Mutual Improvement Associations presentation of the contributors

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 27
Scope and Contents Printed and signed circulars. "Presentation of the Contributors and Improvement Eras made by the General Board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association." The items were signed by George Albert Smith, Richard R. Lyman, and Melvin J. Ballard.

George Albert Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2050
Scope and Contents Typewritten letter signed by George Albert Smith (1870-1951). The item is a letter to Agusta C. Wood of Hurricane, Utah acknowledging a letter of congratulation that she had sent to Smith.

George Albert Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2596
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter dated 18 Nov. 1950 and addressed to Ruth M. Penrose. Smith thanks Penrose for sending him a book of poems by the Mormon Apostle, Charles W. Penrose. Smith praises Charles W. Penrose's poetry and his service to the Mormon Church.

George Albert Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 47
Overview The collection contains a handwritten letter in pencil dated 2 December 1911. The item is signed with "Papa" and is addressed to Lucy E. W. Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah.

George Albert Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 610
Scope and Contents Genealogy sheets, correspondence, a scrapbook, notebooks, photograph album, and memorabilia. The scrapbook was given to Smith by LDS Church leaders on his birthday in 1940 and include birthday cards from these persons. Many of the materials relate to family genealogy and Brigham Young Academy. Some of the materials deal with George Albert Smith (1817-1875), Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), Elias Smith (1769-1846), Emma Hale Smith (1804-1879), and other prominent Mormons. Also included is the...