YOUNG, JOHN WILLARD
In the meantime, John W. Young had been appointed an assistant counselor to President Brigham Young and, after the death of George A. Smith in 1876, he was chosen as first counselor in the First Presidency. After the death of his father in 1877, he was sustained for several years as a counselor to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
He again began the promotion of railroads and other enterprises. His activities took him to Europe for a time, and he later resided in Washington, D.C. He then moved to New York, where he spent the remaining years of his life. He died 12 February 1924 at the age of seventy-nine.
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