LDS History, Aug 25, 1972-27

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Aug 25, 1972-27
[Harold B. Lee] Presides over area general conference in Mexico City. (1)

-- During August 1972
[U.S. Religious History] Gallup polls revealed that 64 percent of the general public and 56 percent of Roman Catholics in America favored leaving the decision about an abortion to a woman and her doctor. (2)

-- Sep 20, 1972
[Harold B. Lee] Organizes the Jerusalem Branch at the Garden Tomb. (1)

-- Oct 5, 1972
[Harold B. Lee] Worldwide welfare services program announced. (1)

-- Oct 6, 1972
[Harold B. Lee] Sustained as President of the Church in a solemn assembly. (1)

-- Oct 12, 1972
[Quorum of the Twelve] Bruce R. McConkie ordained. (3)

-- Nov 4, 1972
New 28-story Church Office Building opened. (4)

-- During 1972 November
The MIA was realigned into the Aaronic Priesthood and Melchizedek Priesthood MIA and was placed directly under priesthood leadership. (5)

-- Dec 14, 1972
[Harold B. Lee] International Mission of the Church organized. (1)

-- 1972
Church Membership at end of year: 3,218,908
New Converts : 127,955
Percent Change from previous year: 4.14% (6)

[African Americans in Utah] Governor Calvin Rampton appointed Donald Cope in 1972 to serve as the state's first black ombudsman. One year later, Governor Rampton issued an executive order creating the Governor's Advisory Council on Black Affairs. A modified version of this council continues to exist. (7)

[Democrats in Utah] Utahn Jean Westwood was named chair of the Democratic National Committee by party nominee George McGovern in 1972. (8)

[Equal Rights Amemdment] In 1972 a version of ERA was passed by the Senate and sent onto the states for ratification. (9)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
3 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
4 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
5 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
7 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: African Americans in Utah,
8 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: Democrats in Utah,
9 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia: Equal Rights Amemdment,
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