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William W. Cluff (1832- ) was a Latter-day Saint missionary and leader in the 19th Century and a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature.

Cluff was born in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio. His partents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when Cluff was about one. In 1837 they moved west intending to go to Missouri, but were delayed by illness and stopped in Springfield, Illinois. In 1840 they moved to Nauvoo to be with the body of the Church, and then moved west in 1846.

Cluff arrived in Utah in 1850. In 1853 he served in the Nauvoo Legion during the Walker War. From 1854-1858 Cluff served as a missionary in Hawaii. From 1860-1863 he served another mission, this time in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In October 1863 Cluff married Ann Whipple. In 1864 he went to Hawaii with Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F. Smith and Ezra T. Benson to respond to messages from Jonathan Napela and other local elders that Walter M. Gibson who had been sent by Brigham Young to preside over the Church in Hawaii was committing irregularities such as selling the priesthood. Cluff and the others were able to reestablish regular order in the Church while in Hawaii. After this Cluff returned to Utah.

In 1865 Cluff was called as regional presiding bishop over Morgan County, Utah, Summit County, Utah and Wasatch County, Utah. From this point one, except for a mission in 1870-1871 to Scandinavia, Cluff resided in Coalville, Utah. He served in two Utah Constitutional conventions during the 1870s and 1880s (both of which ended up being without effect since Utah was denied statehood) and also six terms in the Utah Territorial Legislature.

From 1877-1901 Cluff served as president of the Summitt Stake, which included all of Summit County, Utah.




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