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Notable Mormon Americans

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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, ...
  • Elizabeth Smart
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 'Elizabeth Ann Gilmour (née Smart) (born November 3, 1987)[1] is an American child safety activist and contributor for ABC News.[2] She first gained national attentio...
  • Terrel Bell, U.S. Secretary of Education (1921 - 1996)
    Terrel Howard Bell (November 11, 1921 – June 22, 1996) was the Secretary of Education in the Cabinet of President Ronald Reagan. Early life and career Bell was born and educated in Lava Hot Sprin...
  • Rick Wallis Romney (1943 - 2011)
    Rick Wallis Romney, 67, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away peacefully in Rancho Mirage, Calif. in the arms of his family on January 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, M. Wallis Romney; h...
  • Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (1937 - 2018)
    Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (born June 21, 1937) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Huntsman Corporation. He is the father of former United States Ambassador to China and ...

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.