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Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Joseph Smith Jr. Joseph Smith Jr.
1st President
Served: 1830–1844
Brigham Young Brigham Young
2nd President
Served: 1847–1877
John Taylor John Taylor
3rd President
Served: 1880–1887
Wilford Woodruff Wilford Woodruff
4th President
Served: 1887–1898
Lorenzo Snow Lorenzo Snow
5th President
Served: 1898–1901
Joseph F. Smith, Joseph F. Smith,
6th President
Served: 1901–1918
Heber J. Grant Heber J. Grant
7th President
Served: 1918–1945
George Albert Smith George Albert Smith
8th President
Served: 1945–1951
David O. McKay David O. McKay
9th President
Served: 1951–1970
Joseph Fielding Smith Joseph Fielding Smith
10th President
Served: 1970–1972
Harold B. Lee Harold B. Lee
11th President
Served: 1972–1973
Spencer W. Kimball Spencer W. Kimball
12th President
Served: 1973–1985
Ezra Taft Benson Ezra Taft Benson
13th President
Served: 1985–1994
Howard W. Hunter Howard W. Hunter
14th President
Served: 1994–1995
Gordon B. Hinckley Gordon B. Hinckley
15th President
Served: 1995–2008
Thomas S. Monson Thomas S. Monson
16th President
Served: 2008–
Beginning with Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always been led by a prophet of God. These prophets also serve as Presidents of the Church and direct the affairs of the Church.