Joseph L. Wirthlin

Joseph L. Wirthlin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Leopold Wirthlin (14 August 1893 - 25 January 1963) was the eighth presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Wirthlin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. He served as a missionary in the Swiss-German Mission of the church in 1913 and 1914. He served as bishop of the Salt Lake 33rd Ward in the Liberty Stake from 1928 to 1935. On October 27, 1935 the Liberty Stake was split and the Bonneville Stake was organized with Wirthlin as its first president. He was set apart by Joseph Fielding Smith. Wirthlin became a general authority in 1938 when he was called as a counselor to Presiding Bishop LeGrand Richards. In 1952, church president David O. McKay called Wirthlin to be the eighth Presiding Bishop in church history. Wirthlin called Thorpe B. Isaacson and Carl W. Buehner as his counselors. Wirthlin and his counselors served as the presiding bishopric of the church until they were released in 1961.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136732777
  • 9786136732770