2014 Salt Lake City Symposium

LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Pedro Szekely

LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Pedro Szekely

The 2014 S.U.P. Annual Historical Symposium was held at the S.U.P. Headquarters Building in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Presentations began at 1:00 p.m. and continued until 5:00 p.m. Dinner followed at 6:00 p.m. at the nearby East Mill Creek Stake Center.

This was another informative and inspirational program in our series of annual historical programs, with four excellent afternoon speakers, a fine dinner, and keynote speaker, Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Speakers and Topics

The subject for the 2014 Historical Symposium was Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of the LDS Church, focusing on his life, challenges and accomplishments in Utah. Four speakers made their presentations during the afternoon session:

(1) Leo Lyman, who is the author of Political Deliverance: The Mormon Quest for Utah Statehood, will speak on Wilford Woodruff and the Quest for Statehood in Utah;

(2) Richard N. Lambert, a great-grandson of Wilford Woodruff, will speak on the Wilford Woodruff family;

(3) James B. Allen, professor emeritus from Brigham Young University will speak on Wilford Woodruff as a Fisherman and Fisher of Men; and

(4) Thomas G. Alexander, author of Things in Heaven and Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff, A Mormon Prophet, as well as many articles on the fourth LDS President, will speak on Wilford Woodruff and the revelation that produced the Manifesto.