Spencer Woolley Kimball (March 28, 1895 – November 5, 1985) was an American business, civic, and religious leader, and was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The grandson of early Latter Day Saint apostle Heber C. Kimball, Kimball was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, but spent most of his early life in Thatcher, Arizona, where his father, Andrew Kimball, farmed and served as the area's stake president. He served an LDS mission from 1914 to 1916, then worked for various banks in Arizona's Gila Valley as a clerk and bank teller. Kimball later co-founded a business selling bonds and insurance which, after weathering the Great Depression, became highly successful. Kimball served as a stake president in his hometown from 1938 until 1943, when he was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Like most LDS Church apostles, Kimball traveled extensively to fulfill a wide variety of administrative and ecclesiastical duties. Early in his time as an apostle, Kimball was directed by church president George Albert Smith to spend extra time in religious and humanitarian work with Native Americans, which Kimball did throughout his life.
President Spencer W. Kimball, Elder Spencer W. Kimball, Spencer Woolley Kimball
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Andrew Kimball and Olive Wooley
Spencer L., Olive Beth, Andrew E., and Edward L.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Central States Mission (Originally called to the Swiss-German Mission, but was reassigned due to the outbreak of World War I)
University of Arizona, Brigham Young University
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, banker, insurance man, real estate agent, radio broadcasting company owner