Newel K. Whitney
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“Newel K. Whitney,” For the Strength of Youth, Oct. 2021.

People from Church History

Newel K. Whitney

Youth Magazine, Global 2021/10 Oct
  • 1795–1850

  • Successful businessman in Kirtland, Ohio, USA.

  • Became the second bishop of the Church, 1831.

  • As a bishop in the Church, Newel had the job of helping the poor and needy. Joseph Smith gave him a blessing in 1835 that told him to be generous with them. If he was generous with the poor, Joseph said, the Lord would be generous with him. Newel served as a bishop until his death in 1850.