Lucy Grant Cannon

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Lucy Grant Cannon
Drawing of Lucy Grant Cannon
4th general president of the Young Women
1937 – 1948
Called by Heber J. Grant
Predecessor Ruth May Fox
Successor Bertha S. Reeder
First Counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women
1929 – 1937
Called by Ruth May Fox
Predecessor Ruth May Fox
Successor Helen S. Williams
Second Counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women
1923 – 1929
Called by Martha H. Tingey
Predecessor Mae Taylor Nystrom
Successor Clarissa A. Beesley
Personal details
Born (1880-10-22)October 22, 1880
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died May 27, 1966(1966-05-27) (aged 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37″N 111°51′29″W / 40.777°N 111.858°W / 40.777; -111.858 (Salt Lake City Cemetery)
Spouse George Jenkins Cannon
Children 7
including George I. Cannon
Parents Heber J. Grant
Lucy Stringham
Website Lucy Grant Cannon

Lucy Grant Cannon (October 22, 1880 – May 7, 1966) was the fourth general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1937 to 1948. She was a member of the general presidency of the Young Women from 1923 to 1948, serving as a counselor to two presidents.

Biography[edit]

Lucy Grant was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to Lucy Stringham and LDS Church apostle Heber J. Grant. She served as a church missionary in the Western States Mission of the church in 1901. In 1902, Grant married George J. Cannon.

In 1923, Cannon was asked to succeed Mae Taylor Nystrom as the second counselor to Martha Horne Tingey, the general president of what was then called the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association. In 1929, when Ruth May Fox succeeded Tingey, Cannon was asked to be her first counselor. Cannon served in this capacity until 1929, when Fox was released and Cannon was selected by her father, who was President of the Church, to be the fourth general president of what had been renamed the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. Cannon served until 1948, when she was succeeded by Bertha Stone Reeder.

Cannon and her husband were the parents of seven children. Their son George I. Cannon was a general authority of the church from 1986 to 1991. Lucy Grant Cannon died in Salt Lake City.

References[edit]

  • Joyce O. Evans et al. (1970). A Century of Sisterhood, 1869-1969 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book)
  • Marba C. Josephson (1956). History of YWMIA (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book)
  • Lucy Grant Cannon at Find a Grave
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Ruth May Fox
General President of the Young Women
1937—1948
Succeeded by
Bertha S. Reeder
First Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women

1929—1937
Succeeded by
Helen S. Williams
Preceded by
Mae Taylor Nystrom
Second Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women

1923—1929
Succeeded by
Clarissa A. Beesley