A. Hamer Reiser

Male, Deceased Person

1897 – 1981

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Who was A. Hamer Reiser?

Albert Hamer Reiser was a prominent community leader in Utah and a missionary and leader of the Sunday School in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Reiser was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Albert S. Reiser and Nancy Ellen Hamer. He was a graduate of the University of Utah.

As a career, Reiser was the magager of the Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake City. Untrained in law, he nevertheless became a member of the Utah State Bar.

Reiser was an active participant in community service in Utah. For eight years, Reiser was a member of the University of Utah Board of Regents. He was also a long-time member of the Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts. Reiser was a member of the Utah State Parks and Recreation Commission and from 1938 to 1948, he served as the secretary to the Utah Centennial Committee.

As a member of the LDS Church, Reiser held a variety of prominent positions. Beginning in 1921, David O. McKay selected him to be the secretary to the general superintendency of the Deseret Sunday School Union, a position he would hold for over 20 years. In 1926, Reiser became a member of the general board of the Sunday School, and in 1943 he became the second assistant to general superintendent Milton Bennion. In 1949, when George R. Hill succeeded Bennion, Reiser became Hill's first assistant in the general superintendency of the Sunday School organization. During his time in the Sunday School, Reiser wrote a variety of books and lesson manuals, including a 1945 history of the LDS Church for children.

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Born
Aug 31, 1897
United States of America
Religion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • University of Utah
Lived in
  • Salt Lake City
Died
Apr 25, 1981

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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