Albert E. Bowen

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Albert E. Bowen
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 8, 1937 (1937-04-08) – July 15, 1953 (1953-07-15)
LDS Church Apostle
April 8, 1937 (1937-04-08) – July 15, 1953 (1953-07-15)
ReasonDeath of Alonzo A. Hinckley
at end of term
Richard L. Evans ordained
Personal details
BornAlbert Ernest Bowen
(1875-10-31)October 31, 1875
Henderson Creek, Idaho Territory, United States
DiedJuly 15, 1953(1953-07-15) (aged 77)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting placeSalt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W / 40.7772000; -111.858000
Spouse(s)Aletha Reeder (1902–06)
Emma Lucy Gates (1916–51)
ParentsDavid Bowen
Annie Shackleton

Albert Ernest Bowen (October 31, 1875 – July 15, 1953) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Born in Henderson Creek, Idaho Territory, to David Bowen and Annie Shackleton, Bowen served as an LDS Church missionary in Switzerland and Germany from 1902 to 1904.[1][2]

Bowen received a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He was a lawyer in Logan, Utah, and the county attorney for Cache County, Utah. He later worked in Salt Lake City.

In 1902, Bowen married Aletha Reeder; they had two children. She died in 1906, and in 1916 Bowen married Emma Lucy Gates. He was married to Gates until her death in 1951.

Bowen served on the General Board of the Deseret Sunday School Union and as president of the Sunday School Union for the Cache Stake, based in Logan, Utah. In 1935, Bowen became the Superintendent of the LDS Church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), succeeding George Albert Smith. In 1937, Bowen was chosen by church president Heber J. Grant to fill a spot in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that was left vacant by the death of Alonzo A. Hinckley. At the same time, Bowen was succeeded at the YMMIA by George Q. Morris.

Bowen died of arteriosclerosis in Salt Lake City at the age of 77.[3] He was replaced in the Quorum of the Twelve by Richard L. Evans. Bowen was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Published works[edit]

  • Bowen, Albert E. (1946). The Church Welfare Plan. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1.
  • Constancy Amid Change. The Deseret News Press. 1944. 2.


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Preceded by Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 14, 1937 – July 15, 1953
Succeeded by
Preceded by Superintendent of the
Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association

1935 – 1937
Succeeded by