Apostles without middle names
Apostles without middle names, Apostles without middle names, listed in order of ordination listed alphabetically
Joseph Smith Carrington, Albert
Oliver Cowdery Cowdery, Oliver
Brigham Young Cowley, Matthew
Orson Hyde Hyde, Orson
Orson Pratt Pratt, Orson
Hyrum Smith Richards, LeGrand
John Taylor Richards, Willard
Wilford Woodruff Smith, Hyrum
Willard Richards Smith, Joseph
Lyman Wight Smoot, Reed
Lorenzo Snow Snow, Lorenzo
Brigham Young, Jr. Soares, Ulisses
Albert Carrington Taylor, John
Moses Thatcher Teasdale, George
George Teasdale Thatcher, Moses
Reed Smoot Wight, Lyman
Matthew Cowley Woodruff, Wilford
LeGrand Richards Young, Brigham
Ulisses Soares Young, Brigham Jr.
Other interesting “middle name” facts:
1. Our first five presidents of the Church had no middle name. Our last twelve presidents of the Church have had middle names.
2. Of the 19 apostles without middle names, 16 of them were born before 1863. Only 3 were born after 1863 (Matthew Cowley and LeGrand Richards and Ulisses Soares).
3. Interestingly, five of the 19 apostles without middle names had fathers who had middle names (for example, Matthew Cowley’s father was named Matthias Foss Cowley).