Sylvester Q. Cannon

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Sylvester Q. Cannon
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 1939 (1939-10-06) – May 29, 1943 (1943-05-29)
Called by Heber J. Grant
LDS Church Apostle
April 6, 1938 (1938-04-06) – May 29, 1943 (1943-05-29)
Called by Heber J. Grant
Reason Heber J. Grant's discretion[1]
Reorganization
at end of term
Spencer W. Kimball and Ezra Taft Benson were ordained after the deaths of Cannon and Rudger Clawson
Associate to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles[citation needed]
April 14, 1938 (1938-04-14) – October 6, 1939 (1939-10-06)
Called by Heber J. Grant
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Presiding Bishop
June 4, 1925 (1925-06-04) – April 14, 1938 (1938-04-14)
Called by Heber J. Grant
End reason Called as an Associate to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Personal details
Born Sylvester Quayle Cannon
(1877-06-10)June 10, 1877
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died May 29, 1943(1943-05-29) (aged 65)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W / 40.7772000; -111.858000

Sylvester Quayle Cannon (June 10, 1877 – May 29, 1943) was the sixth presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) between 1925 and 1938 and a member of church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from October 6, 1939 until his death. He was the son of George Q. Cannon, an apostle and member of the church's First Presidency.

Biography[edit]

Quayle was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. He studied at the University of Utah and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1899, Cannon began a LDS Church mission in Belgium. Cannon then served from 1900 to 1902 as president of the Netherlands–Belgium Mission of the LDS Church.[2][3] Cannon then served as Francis M. Lyman's secretary on a three-month trip to many nations along the Mediterranean and in the Middle East.[3]

Grave marker

From 1916 to 1925, Cannon served as president of the Pioneer Stake in Salt Lake City.[4]

Cannon died in Salt Lake City from encephalomalacia, or softening of the brain.[5] He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ When Cannon was ordained an apostle, there were already twelve members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Cannon did not join the Quorum of the Twelve until after the death of Melvin J. Ballard in 1939.
  2. ^ Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 351
  3. ^ a b Jenson. Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 736
  4. ^ Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1941).
  5. ^ State of Utah Death Certificate

References[edit]

  • Cannon, Winfield Q. (1998). Sylvester Quayle Cannon: Tall in character and stature. Winfield Cannon and Wanda Cannon Trust. ISBN B0006S3QZM. 

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Albert E. Bowen
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 1939 – May 29, 1943
Succeeded by
Harold B. Lee
Preceded by
Charles W. Nibley
Presiding Bishop
June 4, 1925 – April 6, 1938
Succeeded by
LeGrand Richards