19th-century Mormon missionaries

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  1. Elam Luddington
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    Elam Luddington

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    Elam Luddington, Jr. (also spelled Ludington) (November 23, 1806 – March 22, 1893) was a Mormon pioneer and was the first missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to preach in Thailand.


  2. Brigham Young
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    Brigham Young

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    Brigham Young (/ˈbrɪɡəm/; June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.


  3. George Osmond (politician)
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    George Osmond (politician)

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    George Osmond (May 23, 1836 – March 25, 1913) was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), as well as a judge and state senator in Wyoming.


  4. William Clayton
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    William Clayton

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    William H. Clayton (July 17, 1814 – December 4, 1879) was an early leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and acted as a clerk and scribe to the Mormon religious leader Joseph Smith. Clayton, born in England, is recognized as an American pioneer journalist, scribe, inventor, lyricist and musician.


  5. George Reynolds (Mormon)
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    George Reynolds (Mormon)

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    George Reynolds (January 1, 1842 – August 9, 1909) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a longtime secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church, and a party to the 1878 United States Supreme Court case Reynolds v. United States, the first freedom of religion case to issue from that court.


  6. George Albert Smith
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    George Albert Smith

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    George Albert Smith, Sr. (April 4, 1870 – April 4, 1951) was the eighth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


  7. John Taylor (Mormon)
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    John Taylor (Mormon)

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    John Taylor (November 1, 1808 – July 25, 1887) was the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887. He is the only president of the LDS Church to have been born outside of the United States.


  8. Levi Savage Jr.
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    Levi Savage Jr.

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    Levi Savage Jr. (March 23, 1820 – December 13, 1910) is a prominent figure in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was one of the earliest LDS missionaries to Asia, and was one of the leaders of the Willie Handcart Company.


  9. Karl G. Maeser
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    Karl G. Maeser

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    Karl Gottfried Maeser (January 16, 1828 – February 15, 1901) was a prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He is most famous for having served 16 years as principal of Brigham Young Academy, which became Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1903, where he is seen as the true founder of the institution.


  10. George Q. Cannon
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    George Q. Cannon

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    George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 – April 12, 1901) was an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and served in the First Presidency under four successive presidents of the church: Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow. He was the church's chief political strategist, and was dubbed "the Mormon premier" and "the Mormon Richelieu" by the press. He was also a five-time Territorial Delegate from Utah.


  11. Anthon H. Lund
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    Anthon H. Lund

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    Anthon Henrik Lund (15 May 1844 – 2 March 1921) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a prominent Utah leader.


  12. W. W. Phelps (Mormon)
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    W. W. Phelps (Mormon)

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    William Wines Phelps (February 17, 1792 – March 7, 1872) was an early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was a printer, editor, song-writer, scribe to Joseph Smith, and assistant president of the church in Missouri.


  13. Joseph F. Smith
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    Joseph F. Smith

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    Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. (November 13, 1838 – November 19, 1918) was the sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the last president of the LDS Church to have personally known Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and brother of his father, Hyrum Smith.


  14. Lorenzo Snow
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    Lorenzo Snow

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    Lorenzo Snow (April 3, 1814 – October 10, 1901) was the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1898 to his death. Snow was the last president of the LDS Church in the nineteenth century and the first in the twentieth.


  15. John W. Taylor
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    John W. Taylor

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    John W. Taylor (March 26, 1784 – September 18, 1854) was an early 19th-century U.S. politician from New York. He was the first Speaker of the House of Representatives from the state.


  16. Jacob Hamblin
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    Jacob Hamblin

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    Jacob Vernon Hamblin (April 2, 1819 – August 31, 1886) was a Western pioneer, Mormon missionary, and diplomat to various Native American tribes of the Southwest and Great Basin. He aided European-American settlement of large areas of southern Utah and northern Arizona, where he was seen as an honest broker between Mormon settlers and the Natives. He is sometimes referred to as the "Buckskin Apostle," or the "Apostle to the Lamanites."


  17. Janne M. Sjödahl
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    Janne M. Sjödahl

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    Janne Mattson Sjödahl (29 November 1853 – 23 June 1939) was a Swedish convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was the author of influential commentaries on LDS Church scriptures. Sjödahl was among the first commentators to advance a "limited geography model" for the theorized geography of the Book of Mormon.


  18. Canute Peterson
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    Canute Peterson

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    Canute Peterson (also Knud Peterson) (May 13, 1824 – October 14, 1902) was a Mormon pioneer settler of Utah Territory and was a leader in LDS Church.


  19. Thomas Bullock (Mormon)
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    Thomas Bullock (Mormon)

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    Thomas Bullock (December 23, 1816 – February 10, 1885) was a Mormon pioneer and a clerk in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  20. Abraham O. Smoot
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    Abraham O. Smoot

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    Abraham Owen Smoot (February 17, 1815–March 22, 1895) was a Mormon pioneer, the second mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, mayor of Provo, Utah, and an early supporter of Brigham Young Academy, which evolved into Brigham Young University (BYU).


  21. George Goddard (Mormon)
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    George Goddard (Mormon)

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    George Goddard (December 15, 1815 – January 12, 1899) was a Mormon pioneer and a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


  22. Dan Weggeland
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    Dan Weggeland

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    Danquart Anthon Weggeland (March 31, 1827 – June 2, 1918) is considered the "Father of Utah Art" and was an artist and teacher in the early history of Utah Territory.


  23. Jonatana Napela
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    Jonatana Napela

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    Jonatana Napela or Jonathan Hawaii Napela (first name also spelled Iohatana, full name Napelakapuonamahanaonaleleonalani) (September 11, 1813 – August 6, 1879) was one of the earliest Hawaiian converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Hawaii, joining in the 1830s. He helped translate the Book of Mormon into the Hawaiian language, as "Ka Buke a Moramona," working with missionary George Q. Cannon. Napela was appointed to serve as a superintendent of the colony at Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi, which he did for several years. He had accompanied his wife there after her diagnosis with leprosy. While at the settlement, he led LDS Church members and collaborated with Roman Catholic priest-missionary Father Damien to serve all the people of the settlement. Most were Protestant.


  24. William Budge
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    William Budge

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    William Budge (May 1, 1828 – March 1, 1919) was a member of the Council of Fifty as well as the Idaho Legislature and was a mission president and stake president in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


  25. William Pitt (Mormon)
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    William Pitt (Mormon)

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    William Hill Pitt (August 16, 1813 – February 21, 1873) was a prominent bandleader in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). His band, known as the Nauvoo Brass Band, was the main band in Nauvoo, Illinois, and played an important role in the crossing of Iowa during the Mormon pioneer trek.


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