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Product Code: XB375
Title: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth & Corporate Power Vol. 3
Author: D. Michael Quinn
Publisher: Signature Books
List Price: $49.95
Our Price: $42.00
Date: 2017
Pages: 597
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Early in the twentieth century, it was possible for Latter-day Saints to have lifelong associations with businesses managed by their leaders or owned and controlled by the church itself. For example, one could purchase engagement rings from Daynes Jewelry, honeymoon at the Hotel Utah, and venture off on the Union Pacific Railroad, all partially owned and run by church apostles.

Families could buy clothes at Knight Woolen Mills. The husband might work at Big Indian Copper or Bullion-Beck, Gold Chain, or Iron King mining companies. The wife could shop at Utah Cereal Food and buy sugar supplied by Amalgamated or U and I Sugar, beef from Nevada Land and Livestock, and vegetables from the Growers Market. They might take their groceries home in parcels from Utah Bag Co. They probably read the Deseret News at home under a lamp plugged into a Utah Power and Light circuit. They could take out a loan from Zion's Co-operative and insurance from Utah Home and Fire.

The apostles had a long history of community involvement in financial enterprises to the benefit of the general membership and their own economic advantage. This volume is the result of the author's years of research into LDS financial dominance from 1830 to 2010.

Table of Contents

  • acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Personal Wealth
  • Chapter 2. Corporate Mormonism
  • Chapter 3. Church Finances
  • Appendix 1. General Authorities with Less-than-average Wealth, 1850-89
  • Appendix 2. General Authorities among Wealthiest Utahns, 1862-71
  • Appendix 3. General Authorities as Tithe Payers, 1909-28
  • Appendix 4. General Authority Assets at Death
  • Appendix 5. General Authorities in Business before 1933
  • Appendix 6. Company Listing of General Authority Investments, 1933-88
  • Appendix 7. Church Leaders as Business-Managers, 1983-84
  • Appendix 8. The Earliest Church Financial Reports, January 24, 27, 1832
  • Appendix 9. Itemized Debts of Trustee-in-Trust, April 1842
  • Appendix 10. The First Published Report, May 1852
  • Appendix 11. Second Published Report, October 1878
  • Appendix 12. "An Exhaustive Statement," January 29, 1903
  • Appendix 13. Published Financial Report, April 1915
  • Appendix 14. Published Financial Report, April 1949
  • Appendix 15. Published Financial Report, April 1959
  • Appendix 16. LDS Financial Report for Australia, 2010
  • Appendix 17. LDS Financial Report for Canada, 2010
  • Appendix 18. LDS Financial Report for New Zealand, 2010
  • Appendix 19. LDS Financial Report for the Philippines, 2010
  • Appendix 20. LDS Financial Report for Tonga, 2010
  • Appendix 21. LDS Financial Report for the United Kingdom, 2010

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