The fourth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889 until his death whose diaries gave a record of their history.
He liked to fly fish and learned in England.
Under his leadership, the church no longer supported plural marriage, a practice the church had condoned since its inception.
Child of Aphek and Beulah Woodruff with eight siblings.
Brigham Young and he were both leaders of the Latter-day Saints.