Layton Utah Temple 2021

How many temples did each Latter-day Saint prophet announce?

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As of October 2021…

President Russell M. Nelson — 83.

President Gordon B. Hinckley — 78.

President Thomas S. Monson — 45.

President Spencer W. Kimball — 31.

President Ezra Taft Benson — 9.

President David O. McKay — 7.

President Joseph Smith — 5 (Due to persecution, two were built).

President Brigham Young — 4.

President Howard W. Hunter — 3.

President Heber J. Grant — 3.

President Joseph F. Smith — 2.

Presidents John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, George Albert Smith, Joseph Fielding Smith and Harold B. Lee did not announce new temples during their administrations.

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