Church News: Question of the week

President Joseph Fielding Smith was the last senior editor of The Improvement Era before it was replaced by the Ensign and New Era in 1971. Who was the first president of the Church to serve as senior editor of The Improvement Era?

(Answer on page 13)

(From page 2)

President Joseph Fielding Smith's father, Joseph F. Smith, helped in the formation of The Improvement Era in 1897 as a member of the First Presidency. When Joseph F. Smith became the Church's president, "it was decided that the president of the Church should be the senior editor of the Era."

Source: The Improvement Era, March 1970, p. 2.

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