Washington DC is the capitol of the United States. It is known as a worldwide hub of influence and the nerve center for U.S. policy and politics. Washington DC is the second most visited city in the US after New York.
LDS Members make up 0.39% of the population of Washington DC. There are 2,485 members, 2 wards and one branch.
On January 29, 1844, the Prophet Joseph Smith formally decided to run for the office of president of the United States. It began in 1939. Joseph Smith left Nauvoo for Washington, D.C., with Sidney Rigdon, Elias Higbee, and Orrin Porter Rockwell in a two-horse carriage “to lay before the Congress of the United States, the grievances of the Saints while in Missouri.” Joseph and Judge Higbee met with President Martin Van Buren on November 29, 1839. Assasination ended the run for president as Joseph Smith was martyred on June 27, 1844.