George Teasdale

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George Teasdale
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
16 October 1882 (1882-10-16) – 9 June 1907 (1907-06-09)
LDS Church Apostle
16 October 1882 (1882-10-16) – 9 June 1907 (1907-06-09)
Reason Reorganization of First Presidency and the death of Orson Pratt[1]
at end of term
Anthony W. Ivins ordained
Personal details
Born (1831-12-08)8 December 1831
London, England, United Kingdom
Died 9 June 1907(1907-06-09) (aged 75)
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

George Teasdale (8 December 1831 – 9 June 1907) was a Mormon missionary and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Teasdale was born in London, England. Teasdale was baptized into the LDS Church on 8 August 1852, after learning about the church from a Mormon co-worker.

In 1853, Teasdale married Emily Emma Brown, a member of the LDS Church. In 1857, Teasdale became a full-time church missionary in England and Scotland. In 1859, he became the supervisor of the missionaries Scotland. In 1861, Teasdale was released as a missionary and he and his wife emigrated to Utah Territory.

In Utah, Teasdale taught school and was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In 1868–69, he returned to England as a missionary to help British Latter-day Saints migrate to Utah. In 1875, he served a mission to Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. He became president of the church's Juab Stake.

Teasdale was ordained an apostle on 16 October 1882, by church president John Taylor. Future church president, Heber J. Grant, was ordained an apostle on the same date. Teasdale immediately served a six-month mission to the Indian Territory.

As an apostle, Teasdale served another mission for the church from 1887 to 1890 and he preached in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Ireland.

In 1891, Teasdale became president of the church's Mexican Mission.[2]

Teasdale died in Salt Lake City at age 75 of an intestinal obstruction.[3] He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery and was succeeded in the Quorum of the Twelve by Anthony W. Ivins.


  1. ^ Teasdale and Heber J. Grant were ordained apostles on the same date.
  2. ^ Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saints Biographical Encyclopedia, Biography of Henry Eyring.[full citation needed]
  3. ^ State of Utah Death Certificate.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
John Henry Smith
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
16 October 1882 – 9 June 1907
Succeeded by
Heber J. Grant