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Photos: Where All 15 Latter-Day Prophets Are Buried (A Few Might Surprise You)


 President Harold B. Lee

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President Harold B. Lee was born March 28, 1899, in Clifton, Idaho, to Samuel Lee and Louisa Emeline Bingham Lee.

Throughout his life, President Lee developed careers in education, business, and government. 

During the Great Depression, President Lee developed a self-help program that would grow into the Church's welfare system.

President Lee was called to be an apostle in 1941 and was called to be a prophet of the Church on July 7, 1972. After serving for 18 months as a prophet, President Lee passed away on December 26, 1973, in Salt Lake City and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetary. 

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President Spencer W. Kimball

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President Spencer W. Kimball was born on March 28, 1895, in Salt Lake City to Andrew Kimball and Olive Kimball.

When President Kimball was 3 years old, his father accepted a call to serve as a stake president in Arizona and the family settled in Thatcher, Arizona. 

President Kimball was called as an apostle in 1943 and was later called as a president of the Church on December 30, 1973, at the age of 73. Throughout his time as an apostle, President Kimball battled health problems that included throat cancer and a series of heart attacks that lead to an operation on his heart performed by President Russell M. Nelson, who was a heart surgeon at the time. 

During his time as a prophet of the Church, the priesthood was extended to all worthy male members regardless of race and the missionary force doubled. 

After 12 years as a prophet, President Kimball passed away on November 5, 1985, and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. 

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President Ezra Taft Benson

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President Ezra Taft Benson was born August 4, 1899, in Whitney, Idaho, to George T. Benson, Jr. and Sarah Sophia Dunkley Benson.

He served his mission in Great Britain on July 14, 1921, and married Flora Amussen, in 1926. 

President Benson served as two stake presidents before he was called to serve as an apostle on October 7, 1943. After he received a master's degree in agricultural economics, President Benson became the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 1953. 

On November 10, 1985, President Benson was called to serve as a prophet. As a prophet, he emphasized the importance of daily scripture study and missionary work. President Benson passed away on May 30, 1994, and was buried in Whitney, Idaho. 

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President Howard W. Hunter

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President Howard W. Hunter was born November 14, 1907, in Boise, Idaho, to John William Hunter and Nellie Marie Rasmussen.

President  Hunter grew up wth a love of music and after high school, he toured for five months on the SS President Jackson with his band, Hunter's Croonaders. However, President Hunter gave up his music career shortly after marrying his wife, Clara May Jeffs. President Hunter later enrolled in law school and became a successful lawyer in California.

In 1959, President Hunter was called as an apostle and spent 35 years serving in that capacity until he was called as a prophet of the Church on June 5, 1994, at age 86. As a prophet, President Hunter encouraged all members to be temple worthy and to increase the building of temples around the world. On March 3, 1995, President Hunter passed away and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetary. 

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President Gordon B. Hinckley

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President Gordon B. Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 23, 1910, to Bryant S. Hinckley and Ada Bitner Hinckley. After graduating from the University of Utah, President Hinckley was called to serve on a mission to Great Britain. Once he returned, he began working as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature Committee. 

In 1961, President Hinckley was called as an apostle for the Church. He later was called as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson, and President Hunter. On March 12, 1995, President Hinckley was called to serve as a prophet. As a prophet, he began the largest temple building movement the Church has ever experienced and increased the media attention on the Church through TV interviews and news articles. 

On January 27, 2008, President Hinckley passed away at the age of 97 and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. 

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