A. William Lund

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A. William Lund served as assistant Church historian in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for almost sixty years.

He was born on August 10, 1886, in Ephraim, Utah, the son of Anthon H. Lund and Sarah Ann Peterson Lund. He was two years old when his father moved the family to Salt Lake City. After serving a mission to Great Britain, he secured a job at the Church Historian’s Office, a longed-for dream. He had a near photographic memory, which helped him assist many researchers.

His wife, Josephine Brown, and their four children accompanied him when he was called to preside over the British Mission in 1928. He also served in the Church in his ward bishopric and as a stake high councilor. He was ordained a patriarch in 1943.

He was a longtime member of the board of directors of the Genealogical Society and as a Sunday School general board member.

He died on February 8, 1971.