Franklin Snyder Richards, II

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About Franklin Snyder Richards, II

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Franklin Snyder Richards (June 20, 1849 – September 4, 1934)[1] was the general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was closely connected with the defense against charges of polygamy of many leading LDS Church figures..."

"...Richards was born in Salt Lake City in 1849. He was the son of Franklin D. Richards, one of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at that time, and Jane Snyder. From 1866 to 1868 Richards was a school teacher in Salt Lake City. In 1868 he married Emily S. Tanner.

In 1869 Richards moved to Ogden, Utah. He became the clerk of the probate court there and undertook the study of law. Richards passed the bar in 1874. In 1877 he went to Great Britain as a missionary for the LDS Church. He was then retained by the LDS Church in 1879 to represent its interests in the settling of Brigham Young's estate. Richards remained the general counsel for the LDS Church until his death in 1934..."

"...At various times Richards served as city attorney for both Ogden and Salt Lake City. He was also the prosecuting attorney for Weber County, Utah and served on the Legislative Council of Utah. Richards was a delegate at the 1895 Utah State Constitutional Convention, where he was one of the main advocates for women's suffrage..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Franklin S. Richards', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 January 2012, 18:34 UTC, <> [accessed 6 February 2012]

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Franklin Snyder Richards, II's Timeline

June 19, 1849
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
December 8, 1871
Age 22
Ogden, UT, USA
September 7, 1934
Age 85
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Salt Lake City, UT, USA