User:Jgardner/WIP/List of Members of the First Presidency (LDS)

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# Position Name Served Notes
1 President Joseph Smith, Jr. 1832June 27, 1844
  • Martyred
Assistant President John C. Bennett 1841May 25, 1842
First Counselor Jesse Gause March 15, 1832*–December 3, 1832
Sidney Rigdon 18331834
Second Counselor Sidney Rigdon March 18, 1832June 27, 1844
Frederick G. Williams March 18, 18331837
  • Rejected by the church in 1837
Hyrum Smith 18371841
William Law January 19, 1841*–April 16, 1844
Counselor Amasa M. Lyman 1843June 27, 1844
Assistant Counselor Oliver Cowdery 18371838
Joseph Smith, Sr. 18371840
Hyrum Smith 18371837
John Smith 1837June 27, 1844
2 President Brigham Young 18471877
First Counselor Heber C. Kimball 18471868
George A. Smith 18681875
John Willard Young 18761877
Second Counselor Willard Richards 18471854
Jedediah M. Grant 18541856
Daniel H. Wells 18571877
Counselor Joseph F. Smith 18661877
John Willard Young 18731874
George Q. Cannon 18731877
Brigham Young, Jr. 18731877
Albert Carrington 18731877
Assistant Counselor John Willard Young 18741876
3 President John Taylor 18801887
First Counselor George Q. Cannon 18801887
Second Counselor Joseph F. Smith 18801887
4 President Wilford Woodruff 18891898
First Counselor George Q. Cannon 18891898
Second Counselor Joseph F. Smith 18891898
5 President Lorenzo Snow 18981901
First Counselor George Q. Cannon 18981901
Second Counselor Joseph F. Smith 18981901
6 President Joseph F. Smith 19011918
First Counselor John R. Winder 19011910
  • Not an apostle
Anthon H. Lund 19101918
Second Counselor Anthon H. Lund 19011910
  • Member at age 57
John Henry Smith 19101911
Charles W. Penrose 19111918
7 President Heber J. Grant 19181945
First Counselor Anthon H. Lund 19181921
Charles W. Penrose 19211925
Anthony W. Ivins 19251934
J. Reuben Clark 19341945
Second Counselor Charles W. Penrose 19191921
Anthony W. Ivins 19211925
Charles W. Nibley 19251931
J. Reuben Clark 19331934
David O. McKay 19341945
8 President George Albert Smith 19451951
First Counselor J. Reuben Clark 19451951
Second Counselor David O. McKay 19451951
9 President David O. McKay 19511970
First Counselor Stephen L. Richards 19511959
J. Reuben Clark 19591961
Henry D. Moyle 19611963
Hugh B. Brown 19631970
Second Counselor J. Reuben Clark 19511959
Henry D. Moyle 19591961
Hugh B. Brown 19611963
N. Eldon Tanner 19631970
Third Counselor Hugh B. Brown 19611961
Counselor Joseph Fielding Smith 19651970
Thorpe B. Isaacson 19651970
Alvin Rulon Dyer 19681970
10 President Joseph Fielding Smith January 23, 1970July 2, 1972
First Counselor Harold B. Lee January 23, 1970July 2, 1972
Second Counselor N. Eldon Tanner January 23, 1970July 2, 1972
11 President Harold B. Lee July 7, 1972December 26, 1973
First Counselor N. Eldon Tanner July 7, 1972December 26, 1973
Second Counselor Marion G. Romney July 7, 1972December 26, 1973
12 President Spencer W. Kimball December 30, 1973November 5, 1985
First Counselor N. Eldon Tanner December 30, 1973November 27, 1982
Marion G. Romney December 2, 1982November 5, 1985
Second Counselor Marion G. Romney December 30, 1973December 2, 1982
Gordon B. Hinckley December 2, 1982November 5, 1985
Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley July 23, 1981December 2, 1982
13 President Ezra Taft Benson November 10, 1985May 30, 1994
First Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley November 10, 1985May 30, 1994
Second Counselor Thomas S. Monson November 10, 1985May 30, 1994
14 President Howard W. Hunter June 5, 1994March 3, 1995
First Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley June 5, 1994March 3, 1995
Second Counselor Thomas S. Monson June 5, 1994March 3, 1995
15 President Gordon B. Hinckley March 12, 1995
First Counselor Thomas S. Monson March 12, 1995
Second Counselor James E. Faust March 12, 1995


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