William B. Preston
Full name William Bowker Preston
Born November 24, 1830(1830-11-24)
Place of birth Halifax, Virginia
Died August 2, 1908 (aged 77)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church General Authority
Presiding Bishop
Called by John Taylor
Start of term April 6, 1884 (aged 53)
End of term December 4, 1907 (aged 77)
End reason Honorably released for reasons of health

William Bowker Preston (24 November 1830 – 2 August 1908) was the fourth Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) between 1884 and 1907.

Born in Halifax, Franklin County, Virginia, Preston was called to be the Presiding Bishop by Church President John Taylor on 6 April 1884. He served until ill health forced him to resign his position on 4 December 1907. He died of pneumonia[1] in Salt Lake City, Utah and was buried there.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Hunter
Presiding Bishop,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

April 6, 1884—December 11, 1907
Succeeded by
Charles W. Nibley


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