Hosea Stout abandoned his Methodist faith in lieu of Mormonism in the early days of the Church and fulfilled each and every role given to him during his 50+ year tenure. From polygamy, to the priesthood and powerful US government office positions; Mr. Stout certainly didn’t lack ambition.
While participating in the illegal activities of polygamy, he served as a US Atty General, helped codify US laws and oh yeah, served the Church as a member of the Danites. While his descendants firmly believe accusations against him for murder were fallacious, he haphazardly found himself ensnared in a couple of premature deaths giving rise to the question of his culpability.
You can read about Hosea Stout and his 7 wives in our series Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders here. One also should take note that almost half of his wives were underage brides.