University of Utah.
From 1925 to 1930 he served as bishop of the 19th Ward in Salt Lake City, Utah. Foreign part of this time, Frank I. Kooyman was one of Longden"s counselors. Longden received his degree from the University of Utah.
Longden worked in management with Westinghouse Electric Supply Company.
Longden married Frances Larue Carr. She served from 1948 to 1961 as a counselor in the general presidency of the Young Women"s Mutual Improvement Association.
John and Frances had three children. In 1951, Longden became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Among the assignments that Longden held while a general authority was being a Church Welfare Committee Advisor.
Longden died in Salt Lake City.