Albert E. Bowen

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Albert E. Bowen
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 8, 1937 (1937-04-08) – July 15, 1953 (1953-07-15)
Called by Heber J. Grant
LDS Church Apostle
April 8, 1937 (1937-04-08) – July 15, 1953 (1953-07-15)
Called by Heber J. Grant
Reason Death of Alonzo A. Hinckley
Reorganization
at end of term
Richard L. Evans ordained
Personal details
Born Albert Ernest Bowen
(1875-10-31)October 31, 1875
Henderson Creek, Idaho Territory, United States
Died July 15, 1953(1953-07-15) (aged 77)
Salt Lake City, Utah, 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 Aletha Reeder
Emma L.Gates.
Parents David Bowen
Annie Shackleton

Albert Ernest Bowen (31 October 1875 – 15 July 1953) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Born in Henderson Creek, Idaho to David Bowen and Annie Shackleton, Bowen served a mission in Switzerland and Germany from 1902 to 1904.[1][2]

Bowen received a law degree from the University of Chicago. He was a lawyer in Logan, Utah and the county attorney for Cache County, Utah. He later worked in Salt Lake City.

In 1902 Bowen married Aletha Reeder. They had two children. She died in 1906. In 1916 Bowen married Emma Lucy Gates.

Bowen was chosen by Church President Heber J. Grant to fill a spot in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that was left vacant by the death of Alonzo A. Hinckley. Prior to his calling as an apostle, Bowen served on the General Board of the Deseret Sunday School Union and as president of the Sunday School Union for the Cache Stake, based in Logan, Utah.

Death[edit]

Bowen died of arteriosclerosis in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 77.[3] He was replaced in the Quorum of the Twelve by Richard L. Evans. Bowen was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Published works[edit]

  • Bowen, Albert E. (1946). The Church Welfare Plan. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1. 
  • --- (1944). Constancy Amid Change. The Deseret News Press. 2. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer J. Palmer. The Expanding Church.
  2. ^ Andrew Jenson. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 232
  3. ^ State of Utah Death Certificate

Sources[edit]

  • Andrew Jenson. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 232.

External resources[edit]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Alonzo A. Hinckley
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 14, 1937–July 15, 1953
Succeeded by
Sylvester Q. Cannon
Preceded by
George Albert Smith
Superintendent of the
Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association

1935–1937
Succeeded by
George Q. Morris