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Relief Society leader remembered

In 1988, on the 160th anniversary of the birth of Emmeline B. Wells (1828-1921), the fifth general president of the Relief Society, a plaque was placed on a marble bust of Sister Wells that has stood in the rotunda of the Utah Capitol building since 1928. Sister Wells was remembered for her devotion to such worthwhile causes as relieving hunger in Europe following World War I by collecting wheat, helping secure women's sufferage, and as publisher of the Women's Exponent. She headed the Church's Relief Society from 1910-1921.

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