Frederick Madison Smith (1874-1946)

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Alternate Names Freddie M.
Birth 21 January 1874
Plano, Illinois, United States
Marriage Ruth Lyman Cobb, 3 Aug 1897
Death 20 March 1946
Independence, Missouri, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Callings Prophet-President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5 May 1915 - 20 Mar 1946
Counselor in the First Presidency, 18 Apr 1902 - 5 May 1915
Authority Control
DBpedia Frederick M. Smith
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Wikidata Q5498338
Wikipedia Frederick M. Smith
WorldCat Smith, Frederick Madison 1874-1946

Frederick Madison Smith was born on 21 January 1874 to Joseph Smith III and Bertha Madison at Independence, Missouri. He succeeded his father as Prophet-President of the Church and served from from 15 May 1915 to his death on 20 March 1946.

Published Works


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Edwards, Paul M. Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1991.
  • _______. The Chief: An Administrative Biography of Fred M. Smith. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1988.
  • Howard, Richard P. The Church Through the Years. 2 vols. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1992-1993.
  • Hunt, Larry E. F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer, 1874-1946. Independence, Mo. : Herald House, 1982.
  • Smith, Ruth Lyman Cobb. Concerning the prophet Frederick Madison Smith. Kansas City, Mo., Burton Pub. Co., 1924.

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