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Updated November 22, 2019 55.4k views 71 items

List of notable or famous Mormon politicians. These Mormon leaders and government employees are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. In 2012, Mormon politicians received a lot of attention, as not 1 but two former Mormon elected officials - Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman - participated in the Republican Primary. (Huntsman dropped out of the race after a poor showing in some key early battleground states, and eventually endorsed Romney for the nomination.) Huntsman had been the governor of Utah and Romney had been governor of Massachusetts and a candidate for the GOP nomination in 2008. Romney's father, George Romney, was also a Mormon and a politician, serving as Governor of Michigan in the 1960s.

Though most Mormons in representative government were elected in the United States, where Mormonism was born, there are a number of Mormons who hold elected positions in other countries as well. All are included on this list, such as Moroni Bing Torgan of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies and Keiko Itokazu of the Japanese Diet.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

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Brian Adam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 65 (1948-2013)
Scottish National Party member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen Donside
Richard Swett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 62
Representative, D-New Hampshire, 1991–1995
Terry Rooney is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 69
former Labour member of the British House of Commons for Bradford North, 1990–2010
John Milton Bernhisel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 82 (1799-1881)
Representative, Utah Territory
John Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 69
Representative, R-California, 1991–2009
Wayne Owens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 65 (1937-2002)
Representative, D-Utah, 1973–1975, 1987–1993
David S. King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 92 (1917-2009)
Representative, D-Utah, 1959–1963, 1965–1967
Marriner Stoddard Eccles... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 87 (1890-1977)
chairman of Federal Reserve Board, 1934–1948
David Rutley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 58
Conservative member of the British House of Commons for Macclesfield
John Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mormon Politicians
Dec. at 83 (1814-1897)
Governor, D-Idaho, 1977–1987
Norman D. Shumway is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mormon Politicians
Norman D. Shumway Age: 85
Representative, R-California, 1979–1991
Bob Bennett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 86
Senator, R-Utah, 1993–2010
Eni Faleomavaega is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 76
Representative, D-American Samoa
Buck McKeon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mormon Politicians
Buck McKeon Age: 81
Representative, R-California
Gary Herbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 72
Governor, R-Utah
Mike Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Mormon Politicians
Mike Leavitt Age: 68
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2005–2009
Rob Anderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Mormon Politicians
Age: 42
member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, for the Wildrose Alliance, since 2008
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Mormon Politicians
former member of the Canadian Parliament for Macleod, 1994–2004
Moroni Bing Torgan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Mormon Politicians
Moroni Bing Torgan
former of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, 1991–1995, 1999–2003
Jim Hillyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Mormon Politicians
Jim Hillyer Age: 45
member of the Canadian Parliament for Lethbridge, 2011
Keiko Itokazu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mormon Politicians
Keiko Itokazu
member of the Japanese Diet
Jeffrey Max Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Mormon Politicians
Jeffrey Max Jones
former National Action Party Senator representing Chihuahua, Mexico, 2000–2006
Frederik Samuelsen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Mormon Politicians
Frederik Samuelsen
former member of the Danish Rigsdag, 1906–1918
Nathan Eldon Tanner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Mormon Politicians
Nathan Eldon Tanner
member of the legislative assembly of Alberta, Canada (1935–1952); speaker of the legislature (1936–1937) and minister of lands and mines
Eldridge Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Mormon Politicians
Eldridge Cleaver
Black Panther leader, author of "Soul on Ice", candidate for President, 1968 for Peace and Freedom Party