Timelines for year 1840
The oldest of two children (younger sister Serena is an accomplished soprano opera singer), Frank is the grandson of some of Utah's original pioneering family members who settled Spanish Fork in the 1840s. He is the son of Lavinia Ludlow, a teacher and state representative and Charles Kanig.
He was the first president to beat the "zero factor." Before him, every president elected in a year ending in zero (beginning with 1840) had died in office.
Completed his undergraduate studies at the oldest university in Texas (founded in 1840).