John Longden (Mormon)

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John Longden
Photo of John Longden
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
6 October 1951 (1951-10-06) – 30 August 1969 (1969-08-30)
Called by David O. McKay
Personal details
Born (1898-11-04)4 November 1898
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died 30 August 1969(1969-08-30) (aged 70)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Utah
Spouse Frances Larue Carr
Children 3
 Sharon Longden

John Longden (4 November 1898 – 30 August 1969) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 until his death.

Longden was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. In 1909, he and his parents, who were Latter-day Saints, moved from England to the United States. Prior to their departure, he had the opportunity to meet LDS Church apostle Charles W. Penrose at the British Mission office.[1]

From 1921 to 1924 Longden served as a LDS Church missionary in the Central States Mission. From 1925 to 1930 he served as bishop of the 19th Ward in Salt Lake City, Utah.[2] For part of this time, Frank I. Kooyman was one of Longden's counselors.[2]

Longden received his degree from the University of Utah.[3] Longden worked in management with Westinghouse Electric Supply Company.[3]

Longden married Frances Larue Carr. She served from 1948 to 1961 as a counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. John and Frances had three children.[4] One of these, Sharon Longden, married Loren C. Dunn, who also became a general authority of the LDS Church.[5]

In 1951, Longden became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Among the assignments that Longden held while a general authority was being a Church Welfare Committee Advisor.[6] Longden died in Salt Lake City.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conference Report, April 1, 1966, p. 37
  2. ^ a b Jenson, Andrew (1936). Latter-day Saint biographical encyclopedia: A compilation of biographical sketches of prominent men and women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson Memorial Association (Printed by The Deseret News Press). pp. 102 & 605. 
  3. ^ a b BYU Speechs of the Year, speaker introduction, 1965.
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Mormonism, p. 1641
  5. ^ Church News, May 25, 1991.
  6. ^ Conference Report, October 1952, p. 116

References[edit]

  • 2005 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2004), p. 74

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