List of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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This list of presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes all Prophets of the LDS Church.

Picture President Birth Ordination Death Length
1
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Joseph Smith December 23, 1805 April 6, 1830 June 27, 1844 14 years
Church led by Brigham Young as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. About 3 years
2
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Brigham Young June 1, 1801 December 27, 1847 August 29, 1877 29 years
Church led by John Taylor as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. About 3 years
3
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John Taylor November 1, 1808 October 10, 1880 July 25, 1887 8 years
Church led by Wilford Woodruff as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. About 2 years
4
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Wilford Woodruff March 1, 1807 April 7, 1889 September 2, 1898 9 years
5
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Lorenzo Snow April 3, 1814 September 13, 1898 October 10, 1901 3 years
6
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Joseph F. Smith November 13, 1838 October 17, 1901 November 19, 1918 17 years
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Heber J. Grant November 22, 1856 November 23, 1918 May 14, 1945 27 years
8
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George Albert Smith April 4, 1870 May 21, 1945 April 4, 1951 6 years
9
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David O. McKay September 8, 1873 April 9, 1951 January 18, 1970 19 years
10
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Joseph Fielding Smith July 19, 1876 January 23, 1970 July 2, 1972 2 years
11
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Harold B. Lee March 28, 1899 July 7, 1972 December 26, 1973 18 months
12
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Spencer W. Kimball March 28, 1895 December 30, 1973 November 5, 1985 12 years
13
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Ezra Taft Benson August 4, 1899 November 10, 1985 May 30, 1994 8 years
14
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Howard W. Hunter November 14, 1907 June 5, 1994 March 3, 1995 9 months
15
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Gordon B. Hinckley June 23, 1910 March 12, 1995 January 27, 2008 12 years
16
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Thomas S. Monson August 21, 1927 February 3, 2008 Living Current

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