There have been more and more Latter-day Saints elected to government positions in recent years. It’s not uncommon to hear of Latter-days Saints represented in both the Senate and Congress. Who was the first Latter-day Saint elected to a public office?
a. Joseph Smith
b. Ezra Taft Benson
c. Elias Higbee
d. Fredrick G. Williams
c. 6 out of seven British women
"Infant mortality was high. Six out of seven [Mormon British immigrant] women experienced the death of a child"
Rebecca Bartholomew, Audacious Women: Early British Mormon Immigrants (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1995), 250.