George Albert Smith

by | Jul. 19, 2006



"His wonderful sense of humor is something that really should be written about, his joking with his children and grandchildren, has made the fun we have enjoyed all through our lifetime; anniversaries and holidays have been great events in our family."

(Emily Smith Stewart, as quoted in Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and William W. Slaughter, Prophets of the Latter-days, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003], p. 108.)


"Seek the Lord Early," Children's Songbook, p. 108.


Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

And are build upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

(Ephesians 2:19-20)

Highlights from the Life of George Albert Smith:

1870: Born in Salt Lake City

1878: Baptized

1884: Received Patriarchal blessing, was told he'd become an apostle

1891: Mission to Southern Utah

1892-94: Mission to Southern States

1903: Ordained an Apostle

1919-1921: Served as President of Great Britain and European Mission

1931: Becomes member of national Boys Scouts of America board

1934: Receives silver buffalo award (highest award for Boy Scout leaders)

1949: First TV broadcast of General Conference

1951: Dies in Salt Lake City (age 81)

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