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Young, Brigham 1801-1877.
American religious leader who directed the Mormon Church after the assassination (1844) of its founder, Joseph Smith. He led an exodus of the Mormons from their troubled settlement in Illinois to the site of present-day Salt Lake City, Utah, where they established a permanent home for the church (1847).
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