Josephine Richards West

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Josephine Richards West
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Second Counselor in the general presidency of the Primary
1895 – 1905
Called by Louie B. Felt
Predecessor Clara C. M. Cannon
Successor Clara W. Beebe
Personal details
Born Josephine Richards
(1853-05-25)May 25, 1853
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died April 23, 1933(1933-04-23) (aged 79)
Logan, Utah, United States
Cause of death pneumonia
Resting place Ogden City Cemetery
41°13′59″N 111°57′43″W / 41.233°N 111.962°W / 41.233; -111.962 (Ogden City Cemetery)
Spouse Joseph A. West
Children 7, including
  Franklin L. West
Parents Franklin D. Richards
Jane Snyder

Josephine Richards West (May 25, 1853 – April 23, 1933) was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was a suffragist from Utah Territory.

Josephine Richards was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to Franklin D. Richards and Jane Snyder. In 1873 she married Joseph A. West; they resided in Ogden, Utah.

Richards was a member of the general board of the Primary Association of the LDS Church from 1893 until her death. In 1896, she succeeded Clara C. M. Cannon as second counselor to Louie B. Felt in the general presidency of the Primary. West served in this capacity until 1905, when she was succeeded by Clara W. Beebe.

West was a suffragist and twice served as a delegate from Utah Territory to women's suffrage conferences in Washington, D.C.

West was the mother of Franklin L. West, a leader and educator in the LDS Church.

West died of pneumonia at Logan, Utah and is buried in the Ogden City Cemetery.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Clara C. M. Cannon
Second Counselor in the
general presidency of the Primary

1896 – 1905
Succeeded by
Clara W. Beebe