Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Historical Pioneer Biographies

Wilford Woodruff

Born: 1807 Died: 1898

In the original company that entered the Great Salt Lake valley in 1847, and an avid journal writer, Wilford spent more than 30 years as an assistant church historian and served as a president of the church.

Biography: Wilford Woodruff