Upon Joseph Smith's murder in 1844, Young, as president of the Quoram of the Twelve Apostles, was recognized as the new leader by most members of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Givens, Terryl. "Young, Brigham." The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel Patte. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.