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 John Henry Smith

John Henry Smith

Birth
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Oct 1911 (aged 63)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 6285920 · View Source
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John Henry Smith, son of Church President George Albert Smith, served as an Apostle for thirty years--and a counselor in the First Presidency until his death the next year. In addition to religious obligations, he was a major stockholder and officer of several prominent businesses--everything from U & I Sugar to the Co-op Wagon and Machinery Company, as well as the Saltair Beach and Salt Lake Theater Company. Politically he helped found Utah's Republican Party. Following his controversial election to the state constitutional convention, which was accomplished through the help of zealous supporters who stuffed ballot boxes, he served as president of the convention. Although a polygamist, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, where he equivocated on the question of post-1890 polygamy.

Bio by: Chad Stowell



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  • Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
  • Added: 24 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6285920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Smith (18 Sep 1848–13 Oct 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6285920, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .