There is a purpose in life–to raise men nearer to the likeness of God. Whoever seeks that ideal, daily, finds joy; and in no other way can true joy be found.
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|Birth:||31st January, 1872|
|Death:||29th November, 1952|
|Profession:||Academic, Author, Scientist|
John Andreas Widtsoe was born in Frøya, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. He was a Norwegian-born American author, scientist and academic. He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1921 until his death. He graduated from Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah. He then attended Harvard University, graduating with honors in 1894. He graduated with the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen, Germany in 1899. For a short time, he was a professor of agriculture at Brigham Young University. He also served as the president of the University of Utah from 1916-1921. He wrote several books include: Joseph Smith as Scientist, Dry‑farming, The Principles of Irrigation Practice, Rational Theology, In Search of Truth, An Understandable Religion, and Evidences and Reconciliations.
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