Hugh Brown Brown (1883 - 1975) MP

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Birthplace: Granger, Salt Lake, UT
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Hugh Brown Brown

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Hugh Brown Brown (October 24, 1883 – December 2, 1975) was an attorney, educator and author and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Born in Utah, Brown held both American and Canadian citizenship during his life..."

"...Brown was born in Granger, Utah to Homer Manley Brown and Lydia Jane Brown..."

"...Brown was fifteen when his family moved to Alberta, Canada. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he traveled to Logan, Utah, to attend Brigham Young College. Brown also attended Utah State Agricultural College which is now Utah State University. Dr. John A. Widtsoe suggested a career in agriculture for Brown. After a brief period at the college, Brown was called to England as a missionary for the LDS Church, serving under Heber J. Grant from 1904 to 1906. Upon his return, Brown established a home in Alberta for Zina Young Card, a childhood friend whom he married in 1908. The first six of the couple's eight children were born in Canada..."

"...In 1912, Canadian leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked Brown to go to Calgary and take military training preliminary to organizing a Latter-day Saint contingent for the Canadian reserves. The reserve cavalry unit was established in 1914, with the outbreak of World War I, and became part of the Thirteenth Overseas Mounted Rifles in 1915. By 1917, Brown had achieved the rank of major in the Canadian military..."

"...After returning to Canada, Brown was employed as a cowboy, farmer, and businessman. He renewed an interest in the study of law, which he began at the Law Society of Alberta prior to his military service, by working with Z. W. Jacobs, a Cardston barrister. Brown completed the five-year apprenticeship while working a farm he had purchased near Cardston. After passing the bar examination at the University of Alberta, he was admitted to the bar in 1921..."

"...Brown was called as president of the Lethbridge Alberta Stake in 1921..."

"...Brown served as president of the British Mission from 1937 to 1940 and from 1944 to 1946..."

"...Brown was ordained an apostle and became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 10, 1958..."

"...Among Hugh B. and Zina Card Brown's children was Hugh Card Brown. This son was killed while serving in the military during World War II..."

"...Brown died in Salt Lake City and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Hugh B. Brown', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 November 2011, 09:23 UTC, <> [accessed 30 November 2011]

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Hugh B. Brown, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Timeline

October 24, 1883
Granger, Salt Lake, UT
June 17, 1908
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
December 2, 1975
Age 92
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
Salt Lake City, UT, USA