Sixty Have Served as General Authorities in the British Isles

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    Of the thirteen General Authorities who were in the British Isles during the July conferences and historical site dedications, eight, including President Ezra Taft Benson, had served there in various capacities as General Authorities.

    Church historical records show that, to date, a total of sixty Church leaders have served in the British Isles as General Authorities. Their names follow in chronological order:

    1837–50

    Heber C. Kimball

    British Mission

    President

    1837–38

    Orson Hyde

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1837–38

    Willard Richards

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1837–41

    Brigham Young

    British Mission

    President

    1840–41

    Wilford Woodruff

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    John Taylor

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    Heber C. Kimball

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    Parley P. Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    George A. Smith

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–41

    Lorenzo Snow

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1840–43

    Parley P. Pratt

    British Mission

    President

    1841–42

    Orson Hyde

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1841–42

    Wilford Woodruff

    British Mission

    President

    1845–46

    Orson Hyde

    British Mission

    President

    1846–47

    John Taylor

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1846–47

    Parley P. Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1846–47

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    President

    1848–51

    1850–70

    Franklin D. Richards

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1850–51

    Erastus Snow

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1850–52

    Lorenzo Snow

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1850–52

    John Taylor

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1850–52

    Franklin D. Richards

    British Mission

    President

    1851–52

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1853

    Franklin D. Richards

    British Mission

    President

    1854–56

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    President

    1856–57

    Ezra T. Benson

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1856–57

    Amasa M. Lyman

    British Mission

    President

    1860–62

    Charles C. Rich

    British Mission

    President

    1860–62

    Amasa M. Lyman

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1860

    George Q. Cannon

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1860–62

    George Q. Cannon

    British Mission

    President

    1862–64

    John Smith

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1862–64

    Daniel H. Wells

    British Mission

    President

    1864–65

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1864–67

    Brigham Young, Jr.

    British Mission

    President

    1865–67

    Franklin D. Richards

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1866–67

    Brigham Young, Jr.

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1867

    Franklin D. Richards

    British Mission

    President

    1867–68

    1870–90

    Horace S. Eldredge

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1870–71

    Albert Carrington

    British Mission

    President

    1871–73

    George A. Smith

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1872–73

    Lorenzo Snow

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1872–73

    Erastus Snow

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1873

    John W. Young

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1873

    Joseph F. Smith

    British Mission

    President

    1874–75

    Albert Carrington

    British Mission

    President

    1875–77

    Joseph F. Smith

    British Mission

    President

    1877–78

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1877

    Orson Pratt

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1878

    Albert Carrington

    British Mission

    President

    1880–82

    John Henry Smith

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1882–85

    Daniel H. Wells

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1884–87

    Christian D. Fjelsted

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1886–90

    George Teasdale

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1886–87

    George Teasdale

    British Mission

    President

    1887–90

    John Morgan

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1889

    1890–1920

    John W. Young

    British Mission

    Missionary

    1890

    Brigham Young, Jr.

    British Mission

    President

    1890–93

    Anthon H. Lund

    British Mission

    President

    1893–96

    Rulon S. Wells

    British Mission

    President

    1896–98

    Francis M. Lyman

    British Mission

    President

    1901–04

    Heber J. Grant

    British Mission

    President

    1904–06

    Charles W. Penrose

    British Mission

    President

    1906–10

    Rudger Clawson

    British Mission

    President

    1910–13

    Hyrum M. Smith

    British Mission

    President

    1913–16

    George F. Richards

    British Mission

    President

    1916–19

    George Albert Smith

    British Mission

    President

    1919–21

    1920–87

    Orson F. Whitney

    British Mission

    President

    1921–22

    David O. McKay

    British Mission

    President

    1922–24

    James E. Talmage

    British Mission

    President

    1924–27

    John A. Widtsoe

    British Mission

    President

    1927–28

    Joseph F. Merrill

    European Mission

    President

    1933–36

    Richard R. Lyman

    European Mission

    President

    1936–38

    Hugh B. Brown

    British Mission

    President

    1937–40

    Hugh B. Brown

    British Mission

    President

    1944–46

    Ezra Taft Benson

    European Mission

    President

    1946

    Alma Sonne

    European Mission

    President

    1946–50

    Marion D. Hanks

    British Mission

    President

    1962–64

    Bernard P. Brockbank

    North British Mission

    President

    1960–62

    N. Eldon Tanner

    West European Mission

    President

    1961–63

    Bernard P. Brockbank

    Scottish-Irish Mission

    President

    1962–63

    Mark E. Petersen

    West European Mission

    President

    1963–65

    Robert L. Simpson

    England London Mission

    President

    1975

    Robert D. Hales

    England London Mission

    President

    1978–79

    Joseph B. Wirthlin

    Europe Area

    President

    1984–86

    John Sonnenberg

    Europe Area

    Counselor

    1984–85

    Derek A. Cuthbert

    Europe Area

    Counselor

    1984–85

    Russell C. Taylor

    Europe Area

    Counselor

    1984–87

    Hans B. Ringger

    Europe Area

    Counselor

    1985–

    Carlos E. Asay

    Europe Area

    President

    1986–

    Jack H. Goaslind, Jr.

    British Isles/Africa Area

    President

    1987–

    Spencer H. Osborn

    British Isles/Africa Area

    Counselor

    1987–

    Alexander B. Morrison

    British Isles/Africa Area

    Counselor

    1987–