J. Reuben Clark, Jr. letter
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Letter of J. Reuben Clark, Salt Lake City to L. R. Woolley, North Logan, dated 5 November 1959. Clark answers several questions Woolley has asked him, including one one on the rearing of children (how strict should parents be) and one on the resurrection of a mortal body with missing limbs. Clark tells a story about Brigham Young.
- 1959 November 5
- Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (1901-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.
Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1901 in Grantsville, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Columbia University. 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 on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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This item was in the possession of Lyndon Cook before it was purchased from him by the repository in 2001.
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Purchased; Lyndon Cook; 2001.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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