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Kimball, Spencer Woolleylocked

(28 March 1895–05 November 1985)
  • Michael Quinn

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Kimball, Spencer Woolley (28 March 1895–05 November 1985), Mormon apostle and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church), Mormon apostle and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church), was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Andrew Kimball, a carpenter, farmer, and salesman, and Olive Woolley. His father presided over an LDS “stake” (similar to diocese) in Arizona. Until he was forty-eight, Kimball lived in Thatcher, Arizona, the periphery of what geographers call the Mormon Cultural Region centering on Salt Lake City. He completed one semester at the University of Arizona in 1917 and during that same year married Camilla Eyring; they had four children....

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