Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Governors of Utah Territory, Brigham Young, List of Governors of Utah, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Gary Herbert, Simon Bamberger, James Duane Doty, Mike Leavitt, George Dern, J. Bracken Lee, Samuel Beach Axtell, Herbert B. Maw, Henry H. Blood, Olene S. Walker, George Lemuel Woods, George Dewey Clyde, Scott M. Matheson, Charles Durkee, Charles R. Mabey, Eli Houston Murray, Norman H. Bangerter, List of Governors of Utah by time in office, Stephen S. Harding, John W. Dawson, William Spry, Calvin L. Rampton, George W. Emery, Caleb Walton West, Heber Manning Wells, John Christopher Cutler, Alfred Cumming, John Shaffer, Vernon H. Vaughan, Arthur Lloyd Thomas. Excerpt: Brigham Young (pronounced ; June 1, 1801 - August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He was also the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of Utah Territory, United States. Brigham Young University was named in his honor. Young had a variety of nicknames, among the most popular being "American Moses," (alternatively the "Modern Moses" or the "Mormon Moses") because, like the biblical figure, Young led his followers, the Mormon pioneers, in an exodus through a desert, to what they saw as a promised land. Young was dubbed by his followers the "Lion of the Lord" for his bold personality, and was also commonly called "Brother Brigham" by Latter-day Saints. Young was a polygamist and was involved in controversies regarding black people and the Priesthood, the Utah War, and the Mountain Meadows massacre. Young was born to a farming family in Whitingham, Vermont and worked as a travelling carpenter and blacksmith, among other trades. Young first married in 1824 to Miriam ...
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