Albert Carrington

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Albert Carrington
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
August 29, 1877 (1877-08-29) – November 7, 1885 (1885-11-07)
End reason Excommunicated for adultery
Assistant Counselor in the First Presidency
May 9, 1874 (1874-05-09) – August 29, 1877 (1877-08-29)
Called by Brigham Young
End reason Dissolution of First Presidency upon death of Brigham Young
Counselor in the First Presidency
June 8, 1873 (1873-06-08) – May 9, 1874 (1874-05-09)
Called by Brigham Young
End reason Called as Assistant Counselor in the First Presidency
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
July 3, 1870 (1870-07-03) – June 8, 1873 (1873-06-08)
Called by Brigham Young
End reason Called as Counselor in the First Presidency
LDS Church Apostle
July 3, 1870 (1870-07-03) – November 7, 1885 (1885-11-07)
Called by Brigham Young
Reason Death of Ezra T. Benson
End reason Excommunicated for adultery
Reorganization
at end of term
Marriner W. Merrill, Anthon H. Lund, and Abraham H. Cannon ordained[1]
Personal details
Born (1813-01-08)January 8, 1813
Royalton, Vermont, United States
Died September 19, 1889(1889-09-19) (aged 76)
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W / 40.7772000; -111.858000
Spouse Rhoda M. Woods
Children 15
Parents Daniel Van Carrington
Isabella Bowman
Signature  
Signature of Albert Carrington

Albert Carrington (January 8, 1813 – September 19, 1889) born in Royalton, Vermont, was an apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was ordained as an apostle on July 3, 1870.

Carrington served in the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1869. He was excommunicated from the LDS Church on November 7, 1885 for adultery and fornication, but was rebaptized on November 1, 1887. Upon his rebaptism, he was not reinstated as an apostle or as a general authority. Carrington was the tenth official Church Historian of the LDS Church between 1871 and 1874.

Carrington was the editor of the LDS Church-owned Deseret News from 1854 to 1856 and again from 1862 until 1867.

Carrington died at Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, at age 76. He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Works[edit]

  • Carrington, Albert (1947). Diary of Albert Carrington (Heart throbs of the West). Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Central Company. 

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Carrington's excommunication, the death of John Taylor and the reorganization of the First Presidency, and the death of Erastus Snow created three vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve which were filled by the ordination of three new apostles.

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Preceded by
Brigham Young, Jr.
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
July 3, 1870 – June 8, 1873; August 29, 1877 – November 7, 1885
Succeeded by
Moses Thatcher