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Young, Brigham

(1801–77). Mormon leader; b. Whitingham, Vermont; converted and baptized in Mormon faith 1832; itinerant miss.; mem. of the Twelve Apostles; directed Mormon settlement at Nauvoo, Illinois; miss. in Eng. 1839–41; successor of J. Smith* Sr. 1847; leader of migration to Salt Lake City, Utah, arriving 1847; governor of Territory of Utah 1850–57; removed by Pres. Buchanan; practiced polygamy. See also Latter Day Saints.

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