Samuel O. Bennion

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Samuel O. Bennion
Photo of Samuel O. Bennion
Bennion while president of the Central States Mission
First Council of the Seventy
April 6, 1933 (1933-04-06) – March 8, 1945 (1945-03-08)
Called by Heber J. Grant
Personal details
Born Samuel Otis Bennion
(1874-06-09)June 9, 1874
Taylorsville, Utah Territory, United States
Died March 8, 1945(1945-03-08) (aged 70)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Taylorsville Memorial Park
40°40′14″N 111°56′12″W / 40.6706°N 111.9367°W / 40.6706; -111.9367 (Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery)
Spouse Charlotte E. Towler
Parents John R.Bennion
Emma J. Terry

Samuel Otis Bennion (June 9, 1874 – March 8, 1945[1]) was a member of the First Council of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1933 until his death.

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Bennion was born in Taylorsville, Utah Territory.[2] He became the president of the Central States Mission of the church in 1906. In this capacity, Bennion supervised all the church missionaries and church members in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana. He also supervised the publication of Liahona the Elders Journal and a publishing house.

In 1933, Bennion became a member of the First Council of the Seventy and a general authority of the church. He continued to preside over the Central States Mission until 1935. He died at Salt Lake City of a coronary occlusion.[1]

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