Louise Y. Robison

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Louise Y. Robison
General President of Relief Society 1928-1939 Louise Yates Robison.jpg
7th Relief Society General President
October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07) – December 31, 1939 (1939-12-31)[1]
Called by Heber J. Grant
Predecessor Clarissa S. Williams
Successor Amy Brown Lyman
Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency
April 2, 1921 (1921-04-02) – October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07)
Called by Clarissa S. Williams
Predecessor Juliana L. Smith
Successor Julia A. Child
Personal details
Born Sarah Louisa Yates Robison
(1866-05-27)May 27, 1866
Scipio, Utah Territory, United States
Died March 30, 1946(1946-03-30) (aged 79)
San Francisco, California, United States
Resting place Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
40°41′52″N 111°50′30″W / 40.6978°N 111.8417°W / 40.6978; -111.8417 (Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park)
Spouse(s) Joseph L. Robison
Parents Thomas and Elizabeth F. Yates
Website Louise Y. Robison

Sarah Louisa Yates Robison (May 27, 1866 – March 30, 1946) was the seventh Relief Society General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1928 to 1939.

Robison was raised in Scipio, Utah Territory. Before becoming president of the Relief Society, Robison served as the second counselor to her predecessor, Clarissa S. Williams. In 1940, Robison was succeeded by her first counselor, Amy B. Lyman.

In 1937, Robison founded Mormon Handicraft, a non-profit organization that sold discounted clothing and blankets made by members of the Relief Society. (When the church announced plans to close the Mormon Handicraft store in 1986, it was purchased by Deseret Book.) During Robison's tenure, blue and gold were adopted as the official colors of the Relief Society.

Robison was married to Joseph L. Robison at age 17 and was the mother of six children. She died in San Francisco and her funeral was held in the Salt Lake Assembly Hall.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Clarissa S. Williams
Relief Society General President
October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07) – December 31, 1939 (1939-12-31)
Succeeded by
Amy B. Lyman
Preceded by
Juliana L. Smith
Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency
April 2, 1921 (1921-04-02) – October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07)
Succeeded by
Julia A. Child