Former U.S. senator Harry Reid of Nevada last week received an award from the J. Reuben Clark Society, a group of Mormon lawyers with more than 250 chapters around the world.
Elder Lance B. Wickman, general counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presented the award. “Throughout all his years at the pinnacle of government, he has been a loyal, constant source of wisdom and timely assistance on many matters of vital interest to the church,” Wickman said, calling Reid “brother” throughout the ceremony in Salt Lake City. Reid became a member of the church while a college student in Utah. Until this month, Reid was the highest ranking LDS member in U.S. history.
During his trip, Reid also gave an unusually candid interview to the Salt Lake Tribune, which can be read at http://tinyurl.com/gnqvl6s.