Members of The First Presidency and Quorum of The Twelve Apostles (1830-Present)

A timeline of members of the two uppermost leadership bodies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Colors generally indicate what decade the apostle was called or the presidency organized. Please notice that a member of the Quorum of The Twelve Apostles disappears from that timeline when he becomes part of The First Presidency. In those cases, each instance of the person's name can be added together to find the total time.

The First Presidency

1st Counselor Jesse Gause

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PRESIDENT JOSEPH SMITH, JR.

2nd Counselor Sidney Rigdon

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2nd Counselor Frederick G. Williams

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1st Counselor Sidney Rigdon

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Assistant President Oliver Cowdery

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Assistant Counselor Oliver Cowdery

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Assistant Counselor John Smith

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Assistant Counselor Hyrum Smith

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Assistant Counselor Joseph Smith, Sr.

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2nd Counselor Hyrum Smith

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Assistant President Hyrum Smith

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2nd Counselor William Law

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Assistant President John C. Bennett

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Counselor Amasa Lyman

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NO FIRST PRESIDENCY

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1st Counselor Heber C. Kimball

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PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG

2nd Counselor Willard Richards

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2nd Counselor Jebediah M. Grant

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2nd Counselor Daniel H. Wells

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Counselor Joseph F. Smith

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1st Counselor George A. Smith

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Counselor Lorenzo Snow

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Counselor Brigham Young, Jr.

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Counselor George Q. Cannon

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Counselor Albert Carrington

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Counselor John Willard Young

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Assistant Counselor Albert Carrington

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Assistant Counselor Brigham Young, Jr.

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Assistant Counselor George Q. Cannon

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Assistant Counselor John Willard Young

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Assistant Counselor Lorenzo Snow

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1st Counselor John Willard Young

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PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

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1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

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PRESIDENT WILFORD WOODRUFF

1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

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2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

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2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

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1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

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PRESIDENT LORENZO SNOW

1st Counselor Joseph F. Smith

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2nd Counselor Rudger Clawson

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PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH

2nd Counselor Anthon H. Lund

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1st Counselor John R. Winder

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1st Counselor Anthon H. Lund

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2nd Counselor John Henry Smith

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2nd Counselor Charles W. Penrose

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2nd Counselor Charles W. Penrose

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1st Counselor Anthon H. Lund

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PRESIDENT HEBER J. GRANT

2nd Counselor Anthony W. Ivins

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1st Counselor Charles W. Penrose

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2nd Counselor Charles W. Nibley

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1st Counselor Anthony W. Ivins

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2nd Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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2nd Counselor David O. McKay

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1st Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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2nd Counselor David O. McKay

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1st Counselor R. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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PRESIDENT GEORGE ALBERT SMITH

2nd Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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PRESIDENT DAVID O. MCKAY

1st Counselor Stephen L. Richards

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2nd Counselor Henry D. Moyle

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1st Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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3rd Counselor Hugh B. Brown

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1st Counselor Henry D. Moyle

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2nd Counselor Hugh B. Brown

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1st Counselor Hugh B. Brown

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2nd Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

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Counselor Thorbe B. Isaacson

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Counselor Joseph Fielding Smith

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Counselor Alvin R. Dyer

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2nd Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

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1st Counselor Harold B. Lee

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PRESIDENT JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH

PRESIDENT HAROLD B. LEE

2nd Counselor Marion G. Romney

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First Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

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1st Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

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PRESIDENT SPENCER W. KIMBALL

Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

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2nd Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

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1st Counselor Marion G. Romney

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1st Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

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2nd Counselor Thomas S. Monson

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PRESIDENT EZRA TAFT BENSON

PRESIDENT HOWARD W. HUNTER

1st Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

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2nd Counselor Thomas S. Monson

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2nd Counselor James E. Faust

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PRESIDENT GORDON B. HINCKLEY

1st Counselor Thomas S. Monson

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2nd Counselor Henry B. Eyring

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1st Counselor Henry B. Eyring

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PRESIDENT THOMAS S. MONSON

2nd Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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The Quorum of The Twelve Apostles

Brigham Young

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Heber C. Kimball

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Lyman E. Johnson

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William E. McLellin

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William Smith

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David W. Patten

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Orson Hyde

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Luke S. Johnson

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John F. Boynton

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Parley P. Pratt

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Thomas B. Marsh

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Orson Pratt

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John E. Page

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John Taylor

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Wilford Woodruff

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George A. Smith

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William Smith

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Orson Hyde

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Willard Richards

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Amasa Lyman

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Orson Pratt

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Lyman Wight

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Ezra T. Benson

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Lorenzo Snow

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Charles C. Rich

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Erastus Snow

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Franklin D. Richards

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George Q. Cannon

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Brigham Young, Jr.

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Albert Carrington

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Albert Carrington

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Joseph F. Smith

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Moses Thatcher

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John Henry Smith

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Francis M. Lyman

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Heber J. Grant

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George Teasdale

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John W. Taylor

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Joseph F. Smith

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Marriner W. Merrill

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Abraham H. Cannon

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Anthon H. Lund

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Matthias F. Cowley

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Abraham O. Woodwruff

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Rudger Clawson

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Reed Smoot

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Joseph F. Smith

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Hyrum M. Smith

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George Albert Smith

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Charles W. Penrose

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David O. McKay

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George F. Richards

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Orson F. Whitney

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Anthony W. Ivins

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Joseph Fielding Smith

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James E. Talmage

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Stephen L. Richards

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Richard R. Lyman

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Melvin J. Ballard

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John A. Widtsoe

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Joseph F. Merrill

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Charles A. Callis

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J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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Alonzo A. Hinckley

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Albert E. Bowen

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Sylvester Q. Cannon

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Harold B. Lee

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Spencer W. Kimball

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Ezra Taft Benson

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Mark E. Petersen

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J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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Metthew Cowley

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Henry D. Moyle

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Delpert L. Stapley

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J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

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Marion G. Romney

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LeGrand Richards

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Adam S. Bennion

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Richard L. Evans

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George Q. Morris

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Hugh B. Brown

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Howard W. Hunter

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Gordon B. Hinckley

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N. Eldon Tanner

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Thomas S. Monson

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Hugh B. Brown

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Harold B. Lee

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Boyd K. Packer

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Marvin J. Ashton

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Bruce R. McConkie

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L. Tom Perry

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David B. Haight

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James E. Faust

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Neal A. Maxwell

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Dallin H. Oaks

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Russell M. Nelson

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M. Russell Ballard

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Marion G. Romney

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Joseph B. Wirthlin

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RIchard G. Scott

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Robert D. Hales

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Jeffrey R. Holland

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David A. Bednar

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Quentin L. Cook

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D. Todd Christofferson

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Neil L. Andersen

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