Born at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio to Oliver Snow and Rosetta Lenora Pettibone.
Baptized a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (now The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Served missions in Ohio, Southern Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, England, Italy, Switzerland, and Malta
Ordained an Apostle by Heber C. Kimball at age 34
Became the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
"No wise Bishop will fail to appreciate the labors of the Relief Society in his ward. What could a Bishop do without a Relief Society? I would say to all the Bishops in the Church, encourage the sisters of the Relief Society, and support them in their work of charity and benevolence, and they will prove a blessing to you and to the people."
"When we go back into the other life and find our dead friends living there, if we have not performed the labor that is necessary for their exaltation and glory we shall not feel very happy and it will not be a very pleasant meeting."
“There is no man that knows the truth of this work more than I do. I know it fully; I know it distinctly. I know there is a God just as well as any man knows it, because God has revealed Himself to me. I know it positively. I shall never forget the manifestations of the Lord; I never will forget them as long as memory endures. It is in me.“
“A word or two about Joseph Smith. Perhaps there are very few men now living who were so well acquainted with Joseph Smith the Prophet as I was. I was with him oftentimes. I visited him in his family, sat at his table, associated with him under various circumstances, and had private interviews with him for counsel. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God; I know that he was an honorable man, a moral man [...]. The Lord has shown me [...] that he was a prophet of God.“
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow
Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society lesson manual
Lorenzo Snow, The Italian Mission (London: 1851)
Contains letters from President Snow penned during his 1849-1851 mission in Italy
Eliza R. Snow, Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1884)
Biography written by President Snow's sister Eliza
Francis M. Gibbons, Lorenzo Snow, Spiritual Giant, Prophet of God, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982)
The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, Fifth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, comp. by Clyde J. Williams, (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1984)