Richards, Stephen L
- Existence: 1879 - 1959
Stephen L. Richards (1879-1959) was a lawyer and ecclesiastical leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Stephen L Richards, born in Mendon, Utah in 1879, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from January 8, 1917, to April 9, 1951. Richards also served as First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church under President David O. McKay from April 9, 1951, until his death on May 19, 1959.
Citation:About Mormonism, ca. 1951: t.p. (Stephen L. Richards of the Council of the Twelve Apostles)
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, v.4: p.1645 (Richards, Stephen L.; apostle; first counselor to President David O. McKay; born June 18, 1879, Mendon, Utah; died May 19, 1959, Salt Lake City, Utah; attorney; Sunday School general board member)
Turley, Richard E. An apostolic journey, 2019: title page, etc. (subtitle: Stephen L Richards and the expansion of missionary work in South America; middle initial consistently spelled without a period)
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Board of Trustees correspondence, memos, and signed letters from David O. McKay and Stephen L. Richards, 1953-1954
The business series contains correspondence and other papers from Richards' various legal cases, dating 1913-1958. It includes correspondence concerning Columbia University and with Ernest L. Wilkinson.
Photograph of David O. McKay, Emma Ray McKay, Ernest L. Wilkinson, Stephen L Richards, and J. Reuben Clark at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the McKay Building
The collection consists of papers regarding the life of Preston D. Richards. The collection has correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs and other papers. It specifically deals with his life in terms of his business, church, and personal relations. The collection dates 1894-1970.