Woodruff, Wilford See also Manifesto; Official Declaration 1 The fourth President of the Church following the Restoration of the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was born in 1807 and died in 1898. Was called to fill a position in the Council of the Twelve, D&C 118:6. Was among the choice spirits reserved to come forth in the fulness of times, D&C 138:53. Received a revelation to stop plural marriage in the Church, OD 1.