Steven E. Snow

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Steven E. Snow
First Quorum of the Seventy
March 31, 2001 (2001-03-31)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Presidency of the Seventy
August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01) – January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Released to become Church Historian and Recorder
Personal details
Born Steven Erastus Snow
(1949-11-23) November 23, 1949 (age 68)
St. George, Utah, United States
Spouse(s) Phyllis Squire
Children 4

Steven Erastus Snow (born November 23, 1949) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2001. He currently serves as the Church Historian and Recorder, as well as executive director of the Church History Department.


Snow was born in St. George, Utah into a Latter-day Saint family. As a young man, he served as a missionary for the LDS Church in West Germany. Prior to his call as a general authority, Snow was a bishop, stake president, and president of the church's California San Fernando Mission. In 1999, he became an area seventy in the church's Utah South Area.

Snow became a general authority and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 2001. He began service as a member of the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2007. In that capacity, Snow was responsible for overseeing the work of the church in the North America Central Area and later the three areas in Utah.

On January 10, 2012, Snow's future assignment, to replace Marlin K. Jensen, as Church Historian and Recorder was announced. To effect a smooth transition, Snow was released from the Presidency of the Seventy on January 20, 2012, in order to begin working immediately with Jensen. Snow replaced Jensen in August 2012 and Jensen was designated an emeritus general authority in October 2012.

On July 26, 2012, he was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama as a member of the President's Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (Membership on the council is generally a one-year appointment, though members may serve longer and are eligible for reappointment, as they serve at the pleasure of the President.)[1][2]

Snow has an accounting degree from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University. He has been a deputy county attorney for Washington County, Utah, president and a senior partner in the Snow Nuffer law firm.

Snow's great-great-great grandfather is former church apostle Erastus Snow.



  • "Three Called to Serve in Presidency of the Seventy," Ensign, August 2007, pp. 76–77.
  • "Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy," Ensign, May 2001, p. 105
  • Wrigley, Heather Whittle (2012-01-11), "Church News and Events",, LDS Church |contribution= ignored (help)
  • Stack, Peggy Fletcher (2012-01-12), "Changing of the guard in Mormon history", The Salt Lake Tribune
  • "Callings",, LDS Church, 2012-02-11 |contribution= ignored (help)

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