Charles H. Hart

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Charles Henry Hart, the son of James H. Hart and Subina Scheib, was one of the first Seven Presidents of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served from 1906 until his death. He was also a member of the General Sunday School board and the General Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association board. He presided over the Canadian Mission from 1927 to 1930.

Hart was born on July 5, 1866, in Bloomington, Idaho. The family moved to the Provo and Salt Lake City area, where he was baptized by his father. His father served with President John Taylor opening the French Mission. He assisted with Church immigration and newspaper work in St. Louis, Missouri, was Church immigration agent in New York City, and served in the Bear Lake Stake presidency for many years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charles worked for a printing office for two years beginning at the age of fourteen. He also worked in farming, freighting, and canyon work and went to school during the winter. He graduated from the University of Utah (in the Normal department) in 1887. He then earned an LLB degree from the University of Michigan.

Hart began his practice of law in Paris, Idaho, and then in Logan, Utah. In Logan, he was elected county attorney. He served as a member of the last Territorial council and as a member of the Utah constitutional convention. He was elected judge of the First Judicial District of Utah and served on the bench for nine years. He also served as a member of the Utah Supreme Court many times. He later formed the law firm Hart & Nebeker.

He and his wife, Adelia Greenhalgh, were the parents of ten children. Two years after her death in 1913, he married LaLene Hendricks. He passed away on September 29, 1934, in Salt Lake City.