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Submitted: 1/23/14 • Approved: 1/24/14 • Last Updated: 4/8/18 • R746757-G0-S3
January 21, 1874 Plano, Illinois
March 20, 1946 Independence, Missouri
Spouse: Ruth Lyman Cobb Smith
Parents: Joseph Smith III, Bertha Madison Smith
The first graduate of Graceland University, Fred M. earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Clark University in 1916. Fred M. Smith became a counselor in the RLDS Church’s First Presidency in 1902. As his father’s health declined, Fred M. assumed greater and greater responsibilities in the management of the church and its auxiliary institutions. Joseph Smith III died on December 10, 1914, and Fred M. was ordained as the new Prophet-President the following spring on May 5, 1915
The Frederick Madison Smith Library is one of two libraries belonging to Graceland University, and is located on their Lamoni campus. It opened in 1966.
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