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Elder Albert Ernest Bowen

Information regarding Albert Ernest Bowen

  • Apostle number:  66
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  59
  • Date of birth:  October 31, 1875
  • Place of birth:  Henderson, Idaho County, Idaho
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  April 8, 1937
  • Age when ordained apostle:  61 years 5 months
  • End of apostolic service:  July 15, 1953
  • Total apostolic years:  16 years 3 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  April 3, 1937
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:   16 years 3 months
  • Date of death:  July 15, 1953
  • Age at death:  77 years 8 months
  • Place of death:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • RemarksElder 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 his book The Church Welfare Plan, published by the Deseret Sunday School Union in 1946, Elder Bowen wrote about the need for the Church to care for the poor and infirm and assure them a respectable place in the community. Elder Bowen also argued that as the Saints became more economic prosperous in the early 20th century, wealthier wards were neglecting to collect charity such as monthly fast offerings, and so the burden of welfare relief was increasingly falling upon those in poorer wards.
  • Inspirational quotes:  “We cannot justify ourselves in living that particular part of the word that appeals to us, the part that we desire to obey, but must be willing to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

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