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Lorenzo Snow, Served 1898–1901
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Birth: Born Apr. 3, 1814 in Mantua, Portage Co., Ohio to Oliver Snow and Rosetta Leonora Pettibone.

Ordained an Apostle: Feb. 12, 1849 at age 34.

Became President: Sept. 13, 1898 at age 84. Served 3 years (1898–1901).

Death: Died on Oct. 10, 1901, at the age of 87, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Lorenzo Snow

Historical Summary
1814 April 3   Born at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio, to Oliver Snow and Rosetta Leonora Pettibone.
1831 Age 17 Lorenzo Snow's mother and his sister Leonora joined the Church; met Joseph Smith at Hiram, Ohio.
1835 Age 21 Entered Oberlin College; sister Eliza R. joined the Church.
1836 Age 22 Attended Hebrew School in Kirtland, Ohio.
1836 June 19 Age 22 Baptized into the Church.
1837 Age 23 Served mission in Ohio.
1838–39 Age 24–25 Moved to Far West, Missouri; served mission to southern Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio.
1840–1843 Age 26–29 Mission to England; presented a copy of the Book of Mormon to Queen Victoria.
1844 Age 30 Learned of martyrdom of Joseph Smith while campaigning for Joseph Smith's candidacy for United States president.
1848 Age 34 Arrived in Salt Lake Valley.
1849 February 12 Age 34 Ordained Apostle by Heber C. Kimball.
1849 Age 35 Helped organize beginning of Perpetual Emigration Fund.
1849–52 Age 35–38 Served mission to Europe; superintended publication of Italian edition of Book of Mormon.
1852 Age 38 Organized Polysophical Society in Salt Lake City, Utah, to promote cultural refinement.
1852–1882 Age 38–68 Elected to Utah legislature and served for 29 years.
1853 Age 39 Presided over colonization of Brigham City, Utah.
1864 Age 50 Served short-term mission to Hawaii.
1872–1882 Age 58-68 Served as president of Utah Territorial Legislative Council.
1872–1873 Age 58–59 Toured Europe and Asia Minor; participated in dedication of Palestine for return of the Jews.
1873 April 8 Age 59 Sustained as counselor to President Brigham Young.
1873–1880 Age 59–66 Instigated United Order in Brigham City, Utah.
1874 May 9 Age 60 Became assistant counselor to President Brigham Young.
1885 Age 71 Served short-term mission to Native Americans in northwestern United States.
1886-1887 Age 72–73 Served 11-month prison term on plural marriage charge.
1889 April 7 Age 75 Sustained as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
1893 Age 79 Became president of the Salt Lake Temple.
1898 September 13 Age 84 Became President of the Church.
1899 May 18 Age 85 Initiated tithing emphasis, beginning in southern Utah.
1901 October 10 Age 87 Died in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2003 Church Almanac (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, c2002).
My Kingdom Shall Roll Forth: Readings in Church History (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c1979).