Quentin L. Cook

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Quentin L. Cook
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
LDS Church Apostle
October 11, 2007 (2007-10-11)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Reason Death of James E. Faust; Henry B. Eyring added to First Presidency
Presidency of the Seventy
August 1, 2007 (2007-08-01) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 1998 (1998-04-05) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 6, 1996 (1996-04-06) – April 5, 1998 (1998-04-05)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
Personal details
Born Quentin LaMar Cook
(1940-09-08) September 8, 1940 (age 74)
Logan, Utah, United States
Education Utah State University (B.S.)
Stanford Law School (J.D.)
Spouse Mary Gaddie
(1962–present)
Children 3

Quentin LaMar Cook (born September 8, 1940) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Currently, he is the thirteenth most senior apostle in the ranks of the church.

Biographical background[edit]

Born in Logan, Utah, Cook is among three children of Bernice Kimball and J. Vernon Cook. He is a great-great grandson of LDS Church apostle Heber C. Kimball and great-grandson of David Patten Kimball.

Raised in Logan, Cook attended Logan High School, where he participated in many sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and track. At Logan High, he was a teammate of future NFL great Merlin Olsen.[1]

From 1960 to 1962, Cook served as an LDS Church missionary in England, where he and Jeffrey R. Holland served as companions, with Marion D. Hanks as mission president.[2] After his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Gaddie, in the Logan Utah Temple on November 30, 1962. He graduated from Utah State University in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in political science and from Stanford Law School in 1966.

The Cooks moved to Hillsborough, California, where they had three children. Cook worked for 27 years as a corporate attorney, becoming a managing partner of Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson and Horn in the San Francisco Bay area. Later in his career he served as president and chief executive officer of California Healthcare System (CHS) for three years and then as vice chairman of Sutter Health System.[3] Cook also volunteered for 14 years as city attorney.

Church service[edit]

Within the LDS Church, Cook has served as a bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, president of the church's San Francisco California Stake, regional representative, and area seventy.

Cook was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996, was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 5, 1998, and appointed a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2007. As a general authority, he served in the presidency in the church's Philippines Area, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

On October 6, 2007, he was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, filling a vacancy created by the appointment of Henry B. Eyring to the First Presidency.[4] As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Cook is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

Works[edit]

Articles

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Elder Cook throws pitch". Church News. July 30, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Holland, Jeffrey R. (April 2008), Elder Quentin L. Cook: A Willing Heart and Mind, Ensign 
  3. ^ Davis, Lisa (1998-01-21), Sutter's Empire Strikes Back, SF Weekly 
  4. ^ Church President Names New Leaders, Newsroom (LDS Church), 7 October 2007 

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Preceded by
David A. Bednar
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 2007—
Succeeded by
D. Todd Christofferson