S. Dilworth Young

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Seymour Dilworth Young was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called to serve in the First Council of the Seventy on April 6, 1945, where he was senior president. He was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on October 3, 1975, and was designated emeritus status on September 30, 1978.

Young was born on September 7, 1897, in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Granite High School and attended Weber College. He served in the 145th Field Artillery during World War I and then served as a full-time missionary to the Central States. He worked as a Boy Scout executive from 1923 to 1945.

Young and his wife, Gladys, were the parents of two children. His son was killed during World War II. After the death of his wife, Young married Huldah Parker in 1965.

He is well remembered for his service with his wife Huldah as directors of the Los Angeles California Temple Visitors’ Center. He presided over the New England Mission from 1947 to 1951.

He was an author and poet; his books include Adventure in Faith, More Precious Than Rubies, Here Stand I (poetry) and biographies of his great-uncle Brigham Young: Young Brigham Young: For Young and Old; “Here Is Brigham . . .”: Brigham Young—the Years to 1844; and narrative poem “Brigham Young, 1844–1847” in Thoughts of Heart and Hand.

His poetry was published in the Ensign Magazine. In 1975, he was honored with the David O. McKay Humanities Award from Brigham Young University.

He died on July 9, 1981.