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George D. Pyper

Born: Nov 21, 1860

Death: Jan 17, 1943

Birthplace: Salt Lake City

Nationality: United States

George D. Pyper

Date of Birth : Nov 21, 1860
Date of Death : Jan 17, 1943
Birth Place : Salt Lake City

George Dollinger Pyper was the fifth general superintendent of the Sunday School of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member and manager of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the editor of a number of Latter Day Saint periodicals. Pyper was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. In 1896 and 1897, he was a missionary for the LDS Church in the Eastern States Mission of the church. From 1898 to 1929, Pyper was the manager of the Salt Lake Theatre. As theatre manager, Pyper kept an extensive collection of photographs of performers; the collection is currently held by the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. A talented singer, Pyper was the leading tenor in the Salt Lake Opera Company for many years. He was a member of and the manager of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In 1911, Pyper managed a 6000-mile American tour for the choir, wherein they performed in Madison Square Gardens and at the White House for U.S. President William Howard Taft. In 1929, Pyper became the chair of the LDS Church's Pageant Committee, which produced the performance The Message for the Ages as a celebration of the church's centennial.

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