Thursday, 2 August 2018

478) Brigham Young

Brigham Young (1801 – 1877). American religious leader, politician, and settler. He was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

- "Brigham Young was thirty-one years old, barrel-chested and of medium height, with sandy-red hair..."…

- "It was often pointed out that when big, stocky, red-headed Mormom leader Brigham Young..."

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