Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, commonly shortened to Assistant to the Twelve or Assistant to the Twelve Apostles, was a priesthood calling in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1941 and 1976. As the title of the calling suggests, men who held this position assisted the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in fulfilling their priesthood responsibilities. Assistants to the Twelve were general authorities, and were generally assigned by the Twelve Apostles to preside over and speak at stake conferences; re-organize stakes; tour missions; and assist in the direction of worldwide missionary work. Like counselors in the First Presidency, Assistant to the Twelve was not a distinct priesthood office—rather, it was a calling that any worthy high priest could be asked to fill.

In April 1941, church president Heber J. Grant called five men to serve as Assistants to the Twelve.[1] No more Assistants to the Twelve were called until 1951;[2] the church continued to call Assistants to the Twelve throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and the first half of the 1970s.

Of the 38 men who held the calling of Assistant to the Twelve, thirteen later became members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: Marion G. Romney, George Q. Morris, Hugh B. Brown, Gordon B. Hinckley, N. Eldon Tanner, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight, James E. Faust, Neal A. Maxwell, Robert D. Hales, and Joseph B. Wirthlin. Additionally, two former Assistants to the Twelve (Alvin R. Dyer and Thorpe B. Isaacson) were ordained to the office of apostle without being made members of the Quorum of the Twelve. Seven Assistants to the Twelve (Romney, Brown, Dyer, Isaacson, Hinckley, Tanner, and Faust) later served in the First Presidency of the church, and one (Hinckley) went on to become LDS Church president .

In 1976, church president Spencer W. Kimball announced that the calling of Assistant to the Twelve would be discontinued, and that the 22 men then serving in that calling would be ordained to the priesthood office of seventy and assigned to the First Quorum of the Seventy, which had been organized in 1975.[3]

The following individuals held the calling of Assistant to Twelve:[4]

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Marion G. Romney
(1897-09-19)September 19, 1897
May 20, 1988(1988-05-20) (aged 90)
United States American (Mexico Mexican-born)
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) – May 20, 1988 (1988-05-20).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, November 5, 1985 (1985-11-05) – May 20, 1988 (1988-05-20).
First Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Spencer W. Kimball, December 2, 1982 (1982-12-02) – November 5, 1985 (1985-11-05).
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Harold B. Lee, July 7, 1972 (1972-07-07) – December 2, 1982 (1982-12-02).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1951 (1951-10-04) – July 7, 1972 (1972-07-07).
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, October 11, 1951 (1951-10-11) – May 20, 1988 (1988-05-20).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Heber J. Grant, April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – October 4, 1951 (1951-10-04).
Parents were American. One of the first five individuals selected as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1941.

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Thomas E. McKay
(1875-10-29)October 29, 1875
January 15, 1958(1958-01-15) (aged 82)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Heber J. Grant, April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – January 15, 1958 (1958-01-15).
One of the first five individuals selected as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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Clifford E. Young
(1883-12-07)December 7, 1883
August 21, 1958(1958-08-21) (aged 74)
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Heber J. Grant, April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – August 21, 1958 (1958-08-21).
One of the first five individuals selected as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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Alma Sonne
(1884-03-05)March 5, 1884
November 27, 1977(1977-11-27) (aged 93)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Heber J. Grant, April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27).
One of the first five individuals selected as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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Nicholas G. Smith
(1881-06-20)June 20, 1881
October 27, 1945(1945-10-27) (aged 64)
United States American
Acting Presiding Patriarch (de facto)[5], called by Heber J. Grant, February 4, 1932 (1932-02-04) – 1934.
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Heber J. Grant, April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06) – October 27, 1945 (1945-10-27).
One of the first five individuals selected as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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George Q. Morris
(1874-02-20)February 20, 1874
April 23, 1962(1962-04-23) (aged 88)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08) – April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23).
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08) – April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 6, 1951 (1951-10-06) – April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08).

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Stayner Richards
(1885-12-20)December 20, 1885
May 28, 1953(1953-05-28) (aged 67)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 6, 1951 (1951-10-06) – May 28, 1953 (1953-05-28).
Brother of Stephen L Richards and grandson of Willard Richards.

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ElRay L. Christiansen
(1897-07-13)July 13, 1897
December 2, 1975(1975-12-02) (aged 78)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 6, 1951 (1951-10-06) – December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02).
Played with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

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John Longden
(1898-11-04)4 November 1898
30 August 1969(1969-08-30) (aged 70)
British
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, 6 October 1951 (1951-10-06) – 30 August 1969 (1969-08-30).

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Hugh B. Brown
(1883-10-24)October 24, 1883
December 2, 1975(1975-12-02) (aged 92)
United States American and Canada Canadian
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18) – December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02).
First Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) – January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18).
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, October 12, 1961 (1961-10-12) – October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04).
Third Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, June 22, 1961 (1961-06-22) – October 12, 1961 (1961-10-12).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 10, 1958 (1958-04-10) – June 22, 1961 (1961-06-22).
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, April 10, 1958 (1958-04-10) – December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1953 (1953-10-04) – April 10, 1958 (1958-04-10).
Also worked as a professor of religion at Brigham Young University from 1946 to 1949.

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Sterling W. Sill
(1903-03-31)March 31, 1903
May 25, 1994(1994-05-25) (aged 91)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31) – May 25, 1994 (1994-05-25).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 6, 1954 (1954-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Gordon B. Hinckley
(1910-06-23)June 23, 1910
January 27, 2008(2008-01-27) (aged 97)
United States American
15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27).
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, June 5, 1994 (1994-06-05) – March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12).
First Counselor in the First Presidency, June 5, 1994 (1994-06-05) – March 3, 1995 (1995-03-03).
First Counselor in the First Presidency, November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) – June 5, 1994 (1994-06-05).
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, December 2, 1982 (1982-12-02) – November 5, 1985 (1985-11-05).
Counselor in the First Presidency, July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23) – December 2, 1982 (1982-12-02).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 5, 1961 (1961-10-05) – July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23).
Apostle, October 5, 1961 (1961-10-05) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, April 6, 1958 (1958-04-06) – October 5, 1961 (1961-10-05).
Nephew of Alonzo A. Hinckley.

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Henry D. Taylor
(1903-11-22)November 22, 1903
February 24, 1987(1987-02-24) (aged 83)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – February 24, 1987 (1987-02-24).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 6, 1958 (1958-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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William J. Critchlow, Jr.
(1892-08-21)August 21, 1892
August 30, 1968(1968-08-30) (aged 76)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 11, 1958 (1958-10-11) – August 30, 1968 (1968-08-30).

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Alvin R. Dyer
(1903-01-01)January 1, 1903
March 6, 1977(1977-03-06) (aged 74)
United States American
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – March 6, 1977 (1977-03-06).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, April 6, 1968 (1968-04-06) – January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18).
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, October 5, 1967 (1967-10-05) – March 6, 1977 (1977-03-06).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 11, 1958 (1958-10-11) – October 5, 1967 (1967-10-05).

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Nathan Eldon Tanner
(1898-05-09)May 9, 1898
November 27, 1982(1982-11-27) (aged 84)
Canada Canadian and United States American
First Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Spencer W. Kimball, December 30, 1973 (1973-12-30) – November 27, 1982 (1982-11-27).
First Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Harold B. Lee, July 7, 1972 (1972-07-07) – December 26, 1973 (1973-12-26).
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, January 23, 1970 (1970-01-23) – July 2, 1972 (1972-07-02).
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) – January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11) – October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04).
LDS Church Apostle, called by David O. McKay, October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11) – November 27, 1982 (1982-11-27).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08) – October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11).
Was a member (1935-1952) of and Speaker (1936–1937) of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

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Franklin D. Richards
(1900-11-17)November 17, 1900
November 13, 1987(1987-11-13) (aged 86)
United States American
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – November 13, 1987 (1987-11-13).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 1, 1983 (1983-10-01).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Grandson of Franklin D. Richards. Was a national commissioner of the United States Federal Housing Administration

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Theodore M. Burton
(1907-03-27)March 27, 1907
December 22, 1989(1989-12-22) (aged 82)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Ezra Taft Benson, September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) – December 22, 1989 (1989-12-22).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Also worked for the treasury attache at the U.S. embassies in both Vienna and Berlin.

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Thorpe B. Isaacson
(1898-09-06)September 6, 1898
November 9, 1970(1970-11-09) (aged 72)
United States American
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, January 23, 1970 (1970-01-23) – November 9, 1970 (1970-11-09).
Counselor in the First Presidency, called by David O. McKay, October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28) – January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30) – October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28).
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by Joseph L. Wirthlin, April 6, 1952 (1952-04-06) – September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30).
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by LeGrand Richards, December 12, 1946 (1946-12-12) – April 6, 1952 (1952-04-06).

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Boyd K. Packer
(1924-09-10) September 10, 1924 (age 89)
United States American
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03) – Incumbent.
Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, June 5, 1994 (1994-06-05) – January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1970 (1970-04-06) – Incumbent.
Apostle, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 9, 1970 (1970-04-09) – Incumbent.
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30) – April 6, 1970 (1970-04-06).

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Bernard P. Brockbank, Sr.
(1909-05-09)May 9, 1909
October 11, 2000(2000-10-11) (aged 91)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) – October 11, 2000 (2000-10-11).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 6, 1962 (1962-10-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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James A. Cullimore
(1906-01-17)January 17, 1906
June 14, 1986(1986-06-14) (aged 80)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – June 14, 1986 (1986-06-14).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 6, 1966 (1966-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Marion D. Hanks
(1921-10-21)October 21, 1921
August 5, 2011(2011-08-05) (aged 89)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Ezra Taft Benson, October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03) – August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05).
Presidency of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 6, 1984 (1984-10-06) – August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – April 5, 1980 (1980-04-05).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, April 6, 1968 (1968-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
First Council of the Seventy, called by David O. McKay, October 4, 1953 (1953-10-04) – April 6, 1968 (1968-04-06).
Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and Citizens Advisory Committee on Children and Youth

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Marvin J. Ashton
(1915-05-06)May 6, 1915
February 25, 1994(1994-02-25) (aged 78)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, December 2, 1971 (1971-12-02) – February 25, 1994 (1994-02-25).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, December 2, 1971 (1971-12-02) – February 25, 1994 (1994-02-25).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by David O. McKay, October 3, 1969 (1969-10-03) – December 2, 1971 (1971-12-02).

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Joseph Anderson
(1889-11-20)November 20, 1889
March 13, 1992(1992-03-13) (aged 102)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31) – March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1970 (1970-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Was secretary to the First Presidency 1922 – April 6, 1970

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David B. Haight
(1906-09-02)September 2, 1906
July 31, 2004(2004-07-31) (aged 97)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, January 8, 1976 (1976-01-08) – July 31, 2004 (2004-07-31).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, January 8, 1976 (1976-01-08) – July 31, 2004 (2004-07-31).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1970 (1970-04-06) – January 8, 1976 (1976-01-08).
Longest-lived quorum member, aged 97.

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William H. Bennett
(1910-11-05)5 November 1910
23 July 1980(1980-07-23) (aged 69)
Canada Canadian
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31) – July 23, 1980 (1980-07-23).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – December 31, 1978 (1978-12-31).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1970 (1970-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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John H. Vandenberg
(1904-11-18)November 18, 1904
June 3, 1992(1992-06-03) (aged 87)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – June 3, 1992 (1992-06-03).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Presiding Bishop, called by David O. McKay, September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30) – April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06).

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Robert L. Simpson
(1915-08-08)August 8, 1915
April 15, 2003(2003-04-15) (aged 87)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Ezra Taft Benson, September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) – April 15, 2003 (2003-04-15).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Joseph Fielding Smith, April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, called by John H. Vandenburg, September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30) – April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06).

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O. Leslie Stone
(1903-05-28)May 28, 1903
April 26, 1986(1986-04-26) (aged 82)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) – April 26, 1986 (1986-04-26).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Harold B. Lee, October 6, 1972 (1972-10-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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James E. Faust
(1920-07-31)July 31, 1920
August 10, 2007(2007-08-10) (aged 87)
United States American
Second Counselor in the First Presidency, called by Gordon B. Hinckley, March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) – August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10).
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1978 (1978-10-01) – August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Harold B. Lee, October 6, 1972 (1972-10-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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L. Tom Perry
(1922-08-05) August 5, 1922 (age 91)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 6, 1974 (1974-04-06) – Incumbent.
Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 11, 1974 (1974-04-11).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Harold B. Lee, October 6, 1972 (1972-10-06) – April 6, 1974 (1974-04-06).

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J. Thomas Fyans
(1918-05-17)May 17, 1918
May 18, 2008(2008-05-18) (aged 90)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Ezra Taft Benson, September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) – May 18, 2008 (2008-05-18).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 6, 1974 (1974-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Neal A. Maxwell
(1926-07-06)July 6, 1926
July 21, 2004(2004-07-21) (aged 78)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23) – July 21, 2004 (2004-07-21).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Spencer W. Kimball, July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23) – July 21, 2004 (2004-07-21).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – July 23, 1981 (1981-07-23).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 6, 1974 (1974-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Wm. Grant Bangerter
(1918-06-08)June 8, 1918
April 18, 2010(2010-04-18) (aged 91)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) – April 18, 2010 (2010-04-18).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – April 5, 1980 (1980-04-05).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).
Elder brother of former Utah governor Norman H. Bangerter.

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Robert D. Hales
(1932-08-24) August 24, 1932 (age 81)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Ezra Taft Benson, April 7, 1994 (1994-04-07).
Presiding Bishop, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06) – April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Adney Y. Komatsu
(1923-08-02)August 2, 1923
February 23, 2011(2011-02-23) (aged 87)
United States American
Emeritus General Authority, called by Ezra Taft Benson, October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02) – February 23, 2011 (2011-02-23).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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Joseph B. Wirthlin
(1917-06-11)June 11, 1917
December 1, 2008(2008-12-01) (aged 91)
United States American
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Ezra Taft Benson, October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04) – December 1, 2008 (2008-12-01).
LDS Church Apostle, called by Ezra Taft Benson, October 9, 1986 (1986-10-09) – December 1, 2008 (2008-12-01).
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Ezra Taft Benson, August 28, 1986 (1986-08-28) – October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04).
First Quorum of the Seventy, called by Spencer W. Kimball, October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04).
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, called by Spencer W. Kimball, April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Reuben Clark, Conference Report, April 1941.
  2. ^ David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1951.
  3. ^ Spencer W. Kimball, “The Reconstitution of the First Quorum of the Seventy”, Ensign, November 1976, p. 9.
  4. ^ Grampa Bill's G.A. Pages: Assistants to the Twelve.
  5. ^ Ludlow, Daniel H., ed. (1992). Encyclopedia of Mormonism. New York: Macmillan Publishing. pp. "Presiding Patriarch". ISBN 978-0-02-879602-4.