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Alternate Names George A. Smith
Birth 26 June 1817
Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, United States
Marriage Wives of George A. Smith
Death 1 September 1875
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence Church of Christ (1830), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Callings Church Historian and Recorder, 7 Apr 1854 - 8 Oct 1870
Authority Control
FamilySearch LC5R-1W8, KWJC-6PQ
ISNI 0000 0000 6335 0092
JSPP Smith, George Albert
LCCN n81055157
MPOT 4522
VIAF 13631350
Wikidata Q5536005
Wikipedia George A. Smith
WorldCat Smith, George Albert 1817-1875

Smith was sustained as "Church Historian and General Church Recorder" in the April 1854 General Conference.[1] He served in the position until 8 October 1870, when he was replaced by Albert Carrington.[2]

Published Works


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Dunford, C. Kent. "The contributions of George A. Smith to the establishment of the Mormon society in the territory of Utah." Ph.D. dissertation. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1970.
  • Gleave, Ray Haun. "The effect of the speaking of George A. Smith on the people of the Iron mission of southern Utah." Master's thesis. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1957.
  • May, Dean L. St. George and the Dixieites: George A. Smith as "Father of the Southern Settlements." St. George, Utah: Dixie State College, 2003.
  • Pusey, Merlo J. Builders of the kingdom: George A. Smith, John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1981.

Related Entries


  1. “Minutes,” Deseret News, 13 Apr 1854, page [2], http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/deseretnews1/id/174950
  2. “Fortieth Semi-Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” Deseret News, 12 Oct 1870, page 419, http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/deseretnews2/id/43733