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Notable Mormon Americans

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  • Sharon Yvonne “Sheri” Christofferson (1939 - 2014)
    Sheri was born in Los Angeles on Mother's Day, May 14, 1939, to Wallace and Ada Baker Christofferson. The family soon moved to Ogden, Utah. Sheri attended Ogden High School, where she participated ...
  • Colonel Gail S. "Hal" Halvorsen USAF Ret.
    Gail S. "Hal" Halvorsen (born October 10, 1920) is a retired career officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force known as the original Candy Bomber or the "Rosinenbomber" in Germany. He was...
  • Virginia E. Johnson (1925 - 2013)
    Virginia Eshelman Johnson (11 February 1925) is a former American sexologist and psychologist, best known as the junior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Along with then-husb...
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    James Cruze (1884 - 1942)
    Motion Picture Director and Actor. A popular leading man of the 1910s, he became a leading filmaker in the 1920s. Cruze earned his place in Hollywood history as the director of the first epic western, ...

This project is part of the Mormonism Portal.

Mormon Americans are people from the United States who have ancestral or religious roots in the Latter-day Saints movement. Approximately 6.5 million Americans are practicing Mormons, while at least one million others have roots in the Mormon community.

Anthropologists and demographers increasingly consider Mormons to be a distinct ethnic group in America due to them meeting the general criteria of "shared cultural heritage, ancestry, origin myth, history, homeland, language or dialect, symbolic systems such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, art, and physical appearance."

Latter-day Saints

These are people who consider(ed) themselves active adherents of the Mormon faith.

Non-Observant Mormons

These are people who come from Mormon background but no longer consider themselves to be practicing Mormons.