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

PRESIDENT JOSEPH SMITH, JR.

2nd Counselor Sidney Rigdon

2nd Counselor Frederick G. Williams

1st Counselor Sidney Rigdon

Assistant President Oliver Cowdery

Assistant Counselor Oliver Cowdery

Assistant Counselor John Smith

Assistant Counselor Hyrum Smith

Assistant Counselor Joseph Smith, Sr.

2nd Counselor Hyrum Smith

Assistant President Hyrum Smith

2nd Counselor William Law

Assistant President John C. Bennett

Counselor Amasa Lyman

NO FIRST PRESIDENCY

1st Counselor Heber C. Kimball

PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG

2nd Counselor Willard Richards

2nd Counselor Jebediah M. Grant

2nd Counselor Daniel H. Wells

Counselor Joseph F. Smith

1st Counselor George A. Smith

Counselor Lorenzo Snow

Counselor Brigham Young, Jr.

Counselor George Q. Cannon

Counselor Albert Carrington

Counselor John Willard Young

Assistant Counselor Albert Carrington

Assistant Counselor Brigham Young, Jr.

Assistant Counselor George Q. Cannon

Assistant Counselor John Willard Young

Assistant Counselor Lorenzo Snow

1st Counselor John Willard Young

PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

PRESIDENT WILFORD WOODRUFF

1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

2nd Counselor Joseph F. Smith

1st Counselor George Q. Cannon

PRESIDENT LORENZO SNOW

1st Counselor Joseph F. Smith

2nd Counselor Rudger Clawson

PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH

2nd Counselor Anthon H. Lund

1st Counselor John R. Winder

1st Counselor Anthon H. Lund

2nd Counselor John Henry Smith

2nd Counselor Charles W. Penrose

2nd Counselor Charles W. Penrose

1st Counselor Anthon H. Lund

PRESIDENT HEBER J. GRANT

2nd Counselor Anthony W. Ivins

1st Counselor Charles W. Penrose

2nd Counselor Charles W. Nibley

1st Counselor Anthony W. Ivins

2nd Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

2nd Counselor David O. McKay

1st Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

2nd Counselor David O. McKay

1st Counselor R. Reuben Clark, Jr.

PRESIDENT GEORGE ALBERT SMITH

2nd Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

PRESIDENT DAVID O. MCKAY

1st Counselor Stephen L. Richards

2nd Counselor Henry D. Moyle

1st Counselor J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

3rd Counselor Hugh B. Brown

1st Counselor Henry D. Moyle

2nd Counselor Hugh B. Brown

1st Counselor Hugh B. Brown

2nd Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

Counselor Thorbe B. Isaacson

Counselor Joseph Fielding Smith

Counselor Alvin R. Dyer

2nd Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

1st Counselor Harold B. Lee

PRESIDENT JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH

PRESIDENT HAROLD B. LEE

2nd Counselor Marion G. Romney

First Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

1st Counselor N. Eldon Tanner

PRESIDENT SPENCER W. KIMBALL

Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

2nd Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

1st Counselor Marion G. Romney

1st Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

2nd Counselor Thomas S. Monson

PRESIDENT EZRA TAFT BENSON

PRESIDENT HOWARD W. HUNTER

1st Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley

2nd Counselor Thomas S. Monson

2nd Counselor James E. Faust

PRESIDENT GORDON B. HINCKLEY

1st Counselor Thomas S. Monson

2nd Counselor Henry B. Eyring

1st Counselor Henry B. Eyring

PRESIDENT THOMAS S. MONSON

2nd Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Quorum of The Twelve Apostles

Brigham Young

Heber C. Kimball

Lyman E. Johnson

William E. McLellin

William Smith

David W. Patten

Orson Hyde

Luke S. Johnson

John F. Boynton

Parley P. Pratt

Thomas B. Marsh

Orson Pratt

John E. Page

John Taylor

Wilford Woodruff

George A. Smith

William Smith

Orson Hyde

Willard Richards

Amasa Lyman

Orson Pratt

Lyman Wight

Ezra T. Benson

Lorenzo Snow

Charles C. Rich

Erastus Snow

Franklin D. Richards

George Q. Cannon

Brigham Young, Jr.

Albert Carrington

Albert Carrington

Joseph F. Smith

Moses Thatcher

John Henry Smith

Francis M. Lyman

Heber J. Grant

George Teasdale

John W. Taylor

Joseph F. Smith

Marriner W. Merrill

Abraham H. Cannon

Anthon H. Lund

Matthias F. Cowley

Abraham O. Woodwruff

Rudger Clawson

Reed Smoot

Joseph F. Smith

Hyrum M. Smith

George Albert Smith

Charles W. Penrose

David O. McKay

George F. Richards

Orson F. Whitney

Anthony W. Ivins

Joseph Fielding Smith

James E. Talmage

Stephen L. Richards

Richard R. Lyman

Melvin J. Ballard

John A. Widtsoe

Joseph F. Merrill

Charles A. Callis

J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

Alonzo A. Hinckley

Albert E. Bowen

Sylvester Q. Cannon

Harold B. Lee

Spencer W. Kimball

Ezra Taft Benson

Mark E. Petersen

J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

Metthew Cowley

Henry D. Moyle

Delpert L. Stapley

J. Reuben Clark, Jr.

Marion G. Romney

LeGrand Richards

Adam S. Bennion

Richard L. Evans

George Q. Morris

Hugh B. Brown

Howard W. Hunter

Gordon B. Hinckley

N. Eldon Tanner

Thomas S. Monson

Hugh B. Brown

Harold B. Lee

Boyd K. Packer

Marvin J. Ashton

Bruce R. McConkie

L. Tom Perry

David B. Haight

James E. Faust

Neal A. Maxwell

Dallin H. Oaks

Russell M. Nelson

M. Russell Ballard

Marion G. Romney

Joseph B. Wirthlin

RIchard G. Scott

Robert D. Hales

Jeffrey R. Holland

David A. Bednar

Quentin L. Cook

D. Todd Christofferson

Neil L. Andersen