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).