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Franklin D. RICHARDS

American Franklin D. RICHARDS

born Franklin Dewey RICHARDS

Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Born: on April 02, 1821 in Richmond, Massachusetts, United States
Died: on December 09, 1899 in Ogden, Utah, United States


Biography

He served as the quorum's president from 1898 until his death. He was the nephew of apostle Willard Richards, one of two men who survived the mob attack at Carthage Jail that took the life of LDS Church founder, Joseph Smith.

His son, George F. Richards, and grandson, LeGrand Richards, were both members of the quorum, while his son also served as president of the quorum from 1945 to 1950. Richards also served in the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1852 and 1856.

Franklin County, Idaho, is named after Richards.

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