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George Q. Cannon

Politician, Publisher, Apostle of Polygamy
  • By Kenneth L. Cannon
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George Q. Cannon is generally acknowledged as second only to Brigham Young as the most visible leader of Mormonism in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. He became Young's protégé and was an influential first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for almost twenty-five years, serving with presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow. Known as the "spokesman for the kingdom," Cannon was the central political figure of the church, not only serving as Utah territory's delegate to Congress for ten years but also as chief political advisor and long-term editor of the Deseret News. Cannon helped shape doctrine, church governance, and administration during a period of significant change, defending and promulgating plural marriage both before and after the 1890 Manifesto. He was at the center of business life in Salt Lake City, serving as president of the largest publishing house, banks, a railroad, mining companies, electric companies, and other businesses. Though Cannon was loved and revered by his people, controversy sometimes touched his life and family.
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781560854593
    • ISBN 13: 9781560854593
    • Publication Date: 07/24/2023
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Kenneth L. Cannon

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