110 years ago today - Nov 3, 1908

George Reynolds is legally committed to the Utah Insane Asylum, the first Mormon general authority to be hospitalized in a mental institution. The previous June, the First Council of the Seventy recommended that Reynolds be sent to the Oregon "sanitarium" because of his "physical and mental condition." It is unknown if he actually spent time in the Portland asylum, but Reynolds is a patient in the Utah asylum until 7 Feb. 1909. He dies six months later.

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

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