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John A. Widtsoe

John A. Widtsoe, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles,  was born in 31 Jan 1872 on the island of Troyen, Norway.  He was ordained an Apostle March 17, 1921 by Heber J. Grant at Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 49.  He died in 1952 in Salt Lake City, UT. Source


  • "New" icon"Temple Worship" (The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, April, 1921: Pp 49 - 64).  (Adobe.pdf, .html)  This talk was delivered in the Assembly Hall, Temple Block, Salt Lake City, Tuesday evening, October 12, 1920).   This item, provided by Pete Pratt (typescript) is believed to be accurate, though we have not verified the contents.   We express gratitude to Bro. Pratt for his work. "New" icon6 Apr 2008

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Source:  Smith, Joseph Fielding, Essentials in Church History, (Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, UT:1944 (1922)) :670.