Orson Pratt (September 19, 1811 - October 3, 1881) was a prominent leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the formative years of the church, serving as one of the original members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.
Orson Pratt (1811-1881) was a leader of the Mormonrebellion in Utah during the Second Mexican War. Initially, he was one of the rebellion's most visible spokesmen, meeting with John Pope and George Armstrong Custer at the beginning of hostilities. He was one of six executed in 1881 by military governor Pope. On the scaffold, he refused a blindfold, and made a brief impassioned prayer for his enemies. Neither Pope nor Custer were moved by Pratt's last words.