May Anderson

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May Anderson was the second general president of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had previously served as Louie B. Felt’s first counselor for twenty years. She had served also on the Primary general board and as secretary for fifteen years. She served as president for fourteen years, totally almost fifty years serving with the Primary.

Anderson was born on June 8, 1864, in Liverpool, England. After being baptized, she and her parents and siblings immigrated to the Utah Territory. She attended the University of Utah.

Anderson served as the first editor in chief of The Children’s Friend. While serving with Felt, she helped initiate an effort to establish the Primary Children’s Hospital, which continues today as part of the Intermountain Healthcare system. She also helped establish kindergarten classes in Utah.

She never married and died in Salt Lake City on June 11, 1946.