75 years ago today - Jan 15, 1945

Death of local LDS leader Tevita Mapa, secretary to Tonga's Premier. Similarly respected, Ebenezer Theodore Joshua becomes St. Vincent's Prime Minister in 1969 during this Caribbean island's "associated state" decade prior to independence from Britain. Joshua later converts to Mormonism, and at his death, thousands of non-Mormon admirers attend his funeral at LDS meeting house where he is branch president.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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