BETA

Length of service: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve

(As of October 2009)

NAME DATE OF SERVICE, (AGE AT TIME) LENGTH OF SERVICE **TOTAL YEARS AS GENERAL AUTHORITY
David O. McKay Apr 1906 (32) - Jan 1970 (96) 63 yrs 9 mos
Heber J. Grant Oct 1882 (25) - May 1945 (88) 62 yrs 7 mos
Joseph Fielding Smith Apr 1910 (33) - Jul 1972 (95) 62 yrs 3 mos
Wilford Woodruff Apr 1839 (32) - Sep 1898 (91) 59 yrs 5 mos
*Lorenzo Snow Feb 1849 (34) - Oct 1901 (87) 52 yrs 8 mos
Joseph F. Smith Jul 1866 (27) - Nov 1918 (80) 52 yrs 4 mos
Franklin D. Richards Feb 1849 (27) - Dec 1899 (78) 50 yrs 10 mos
Ezra Taft Benson Oct 1943 (44) - May 1994 (94) 50 yrs 7 mos
John Taylor Dec 1838 (30) - Jul 1887 (78) 48 yrs 7 mos
George Albert Smith Oct 1903 (33) - Apr 1951 (81) 47 yrs 6 mos
Gordon B. Hinckley Oct 1961 (51) - Jan 2008 (97) 46 yrs 3 mos 49 yrs 9 mos
Orson Pratt Apr 1835 (23) - Aug 1842 & Jan 1843 - Oct 1881 (70) 46 yrs 1 mo

Thomas S. Monson

Oct 1963 (36) - present 46 yrs
Rudger Clawson Oct 1898 (41) - Jun 1943 (86) 44 yrs 8 mos
George F. Richards Apr 1906 (45) - Aug 1950 (89) 44 yrs 4 mos
Orson Hyde Feb 1835 (30) - May 1839 & Jun 1839 - Nov 1878 (73) 43 yrs 8 mos
Brigham Young Feb 1835 (33) - Aug 1877 (76) 42 yrs 6 mos
Stephen L Richards Jan 1917 (37) - May 1959 (79) 42 yrs 4 mos
Spencer W. Kimball Oct 1943 (48) - Nov 1985 (90) 42 yrs 1 mos
Reed Smoot Apr 1900 (38) - Feb 1941 (79) 40 yrs 10 mos
*George Q. Cannon Aug 1860 (33) - Apr 1901 (74) 40 yrs 8 mos
Mark E. Petersen Apr 1944 (43) - Jan 1984 (83) 39 yrs 9 mos

Boyd K. Packer

Apr 1970 (45) - present 39 yrs 6 mos 48 yrs
Erastus Snow Feb 1849 (30) - May 1888 (69) 39 yrs 3 mos
Marion G. Romney Oct 1951 (54) - May 1988 (90) 36 yrs 7 mos 47 yrs 1 mo
George A. Smith Apr 1839 (21) - Sep 1875 (58) 36 yrs 5 mos
Francis M. Lyman Oct 1880 (40) - Nov 1916 (76) 36 yrs 1 mo

L. Tom Perry

Apr 1974 (51) - present 35 yrs 6 mos 37 yrs
Howard W. Hunter Oct 1959 (51) - Mar 1995 (87) 35 yrs 5 mo
Charles C. Rich Feb 1849 (39) - Nov 1883 (74) 34 yrs 9 mos
*Brigham Young Jr. Oct 1868 (31) - Apr 1903 (66) 34 yrs 6 mos
Heber C. Kimball Feb 1835 (33) - Jun 1868 (67) 33 yrs 4 mos
Harold B. Lee Apr 1941 (42) - Dec 1973 (74) 32 yrs 8 mos
John A. Widtsoe Mar 1921 (49) - Nov 1952 (80) 31 yrs 8 mos
Anthon H. Lund Oct 1889 (45) - Mar 1921 (76) 31 yrs 5 mos
John Henry Smith Oct 1880 (32) - Oct 1911 (63) 31 yrs
LeGrand Richards Apr 1952 (66) - Jan 1983 (96) 30 yrs 9 mos 44 yrs 9 mos
James E. Faust Oct 1978 (58) - Aug 2007 (87) 28 yrs 10 mos 34 yrs 10 mos
David B. Haight Jan 1976 (69) - Jul 2004 (97) 28 yrs 6 mos 34 yrs 3 mos
J. Reuben Clark Jr. Apr 1933 (61) - Oct 1961 (90) 28 yrs 6 mos
Delbert L. Stapley Oct 1950 (53) - Aug 1978 (81) 27 yrs 10 mos
Anthony W. Ivins Oct 1907 (55) - Sep 1934 (82) 26 yrs 11 mos
Richard R. Lyman Apr 1918 (47) - Nov 1943 (72) 25 yrs 7 mos

Russell M. Nelson

Apr 1984 (59) - present 25 yrs 6 mos

Dallin H. Oaks

Apr 1984 (51) - present 25 yrs 6 mos
Amasa M. Lyman Aug 1842 (29) - Oct 1867 (54) 25 yrs 2 mos
Orson F. Whitney Apr 1906 (50) - May 1931 (75) 25 yrs 1 mo
George Teasdale Oct 1882 (50) - Jun 1907 (75) 24 yrs 8 mo

M. Russell Ballard

Oct 1985 (57) - present 24 yrs 33 yrs 6 mos
Ezra T. Benson Jul 1846 (35) - Sep 1869 (58) 23 yrs 2 mos 33 yrs 6 mos
Neal A. Maxwell Jul 1981 (55) - Jul 2004 (78) 23 yrs 30 yrs 3 mos
Parley P. Pratt Feb 1835 (27) - May 1857 (50) 22 yrs 3 mos
Neal A. Maxwell Jul 1981 (55) - Jul 2004 (78) 23 yrs 30 yrs 3 mos
Joseph B. Wirthlin Oct 1986 (69) - Dec 2008 (91) 22 yrs 2 mos 33 yrs 8 mos
Marvin J. Ashton Dec 1971 (56) - Feb 1994 (78) 22 yrs 2 mos 24 yrs 4 mos
James E. Talmage Dec 1911 (49) - Jul 1933 (70) 21 yrs 7 mos
John W. Taylor Apr 1884 (25) - Oct 1905 (47) 21 yrs 6 mos

Richard G. Scott

Oct 1988 (59) - present 21 yrs 32 yrs 6 mos
Charles W. Penrose Jul 1904 (72) - May 1925 (93) 20 yrs 10 mos
#Daniel H. Wells Jan 1857 (42) - Aug 1877 (62) 20 yrs 7 mos 34 yrs 2 mos
Melvin J. Ballard Jan 1919 (45) - Jul 1939 (66) 20 yrs 6 mos
Joseph F. Merrill Oct 1931 (63) - Feb 1952 (83) 20 yrs 4 mos
N. Eldon Tanner Oct 1962 (64) - Nov 1982 (84) 20 yrs 1 mo 22 yrs 1 mo
Richard L. Evans Oct 1953 (47) - Nov 1971 (65) 18 yrs 1 mo 33 yrs 1 mo
Hugh B. Brown Apr 1958 (74) - Dec 1975 (92) 17 yrs 8 mos 22 yrs 2 mos
Henry D. Moyle Apr 1947 (57) - Sep 1963 (74) 16 yrs 5 mos
Moses Thatcher Apr 1879 (37) - Apr 1896 (54) 17 yrs
Marriner W. Merrill Oct 1889 (57) - Feb 1906 (73) 16 yrs 4 mos
Hyrum Mack Smith Oct 1901 (29) - Jan 1918 (45) 16 yrs 3 mos
Albert E. Bowen Apr 1937 (61) - Jul 1953 (77) 16 yrs 3 mos

Robert D. Hales

Apr 1994 (61) - present 15 yrs 6 mos 34 yrs 6 mos

Jeffrey R. Holland

Jun 1994 (53) - present 15 yrs 4 mos 20 yrs 4 mos
* Albert Carrington Jul 1870 (57) - Nov 1885 (72) 15 yrs 4 mos

Henry B. Eyring

Apr 1995 (61) - present 14 yrs 6 mos 24 yrs 6 mos
Joseph Smith Apr 1830 (24) - Jun 1844 (38) 14 yrs 2 mos
Willard Richards Apr 1840 (35) - Mar 1854 (49) 13 yrs 11 mos
Charles A. Callis Oct 1933 (68) - Jan 1947 (81) 13 yrs 3 mos
Bruce R. McConkie Oct 1972 (57) - Apr 1985 (69) 12 yrs 6 mos 38 yrs 6 mos
Sidney Rigdon Mar 1833 (40) - Jun 1844 (51) 11 yrs 3 mos
William Smith Feb 1835 (23) - Oct 1845 (34) 10 yrs 8 mos
John R. Winder Oct 1901 (79) - Mar 1910 (88) 8 yrs 5 mos 22 yrs 11 mos
Matthew Cowley Oct 1945 (48) - Dec 1953 (56) 8 yrs 2 mos
George Q. Morris Apr 1954 (80) - Apr 1962 (88) 8 yrs 10 yrs 6 mos
Matthias F. Cowley Oct 1897 (39) - Oct 1905 (47) 8 yrs
*+Oliver Cowdery Apr 1830 (23) - Apr 1838 (31) 8 yrs
Lyman Wight Apr 1841 (44) - Dec 1848 (52) 7 yrs 8 mos
John E. Page Dec 1838 (39) - Feb 1846 (47) 7 yrs 2 mos
Abraham H. Cannon Oct 1889 (30) - Jul 1896 (37) 6 yrs 9 mos 13 yrs 9 mos
*+Hyrum Smith Sep 1837 (37) - Jun 1844 (44) 6 yrs 9 mos
*John Smith Sep 1837 (56) - Jun 1844 (62) 6 yrs 9 mos
Abraham O. Woodruff Oct 1897 (24) - Jun 1904 (31) 6 yrs 8 mos
Charles W. Nibley May 1925 (76) - Dec 1931 (82) 6 yrs 7 mos 24 yrs
Sylvester Q. Cannon Apr 1938 (60) - May 1943 (65) 5 yrs 1 mo 18 yrs

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Oct 2004 (63) - present 5 yrs 15 yrs 6 mos

David A. Bednar

Oct 2004 (52) - present 5 yrs
Adam S. Bennion Apr 1953 (66) - Feb 1958 (71) 4 yrs 10 mos
Frederick G. Williams Mar 1833 (45) - Nov 1837 (50) 4 yrs 8 mos
*#John Willard Young Apr 1873 (28) - Aug 1877 (32) 4 yrs 4 mos 18 yrs 6 mos
Thorpe B. Isaacson Oct 1965 (67) - Jan 1970 (71) 4 yrs 3 mos 23 yrs 1 mo
Thomas B. Marsh Apr 1835 (35) - Mar 1839 (39) 3 yrs 11 mos
David W. Patten Feb 1835 (35) - Oct 1838 (38) 3 yrs 8 mos
William E. M'Lellin Feb 1835 (29) - May 1838 (32) 3 yrs 3 mos
William Law Jan 1841 (31) - Apr 1844 (34) 3 yrs 3 mos
Luke Johnson Feb 1835 (27) - Apr 1838 (30) 3 yrs 2 mos
Lyman E. Johnson Feb 1835 (23) - Apr 1838 (26) 3 yrs 2 mos
*Joseph Smith Sr. Sep 1837 (66) - Sep 1840 (69) 3 yrs 6 yrs 9 mos
Jedediah M. Grant Apr 1854 (38) - Dec 1856 (40) 2 yrs 8 mos 11 yrs
John F. Boynton Feb 1835 (23) - Sep 1837 (25) 2 yrs 7 mos
Alonzo A. Hinckley Oct 1934 (64) - Dec 1936 (66) 2 yrs 2 mos

Quentin L. Cook

Oct 2007 (67) - present 2 yrs 13 yrs 6 mos
Alvin R. Dyer Apr 1968 (65) - Jan 1970 (67) 1 yr 9 mos 18 yrs 5 mos

D. Todd Christofferson

Apr 2008 (63) - present 1 yr 6 mos 16 yrs 6 mos

Neil L. Andersen

Apr 2009 (57) - present 6 mos 16 yrs 6 mos

Bold Face denotes Church president.

Currently serving.

**Includes service in the First Council of the Seventy, Assistants to the Twelve, First and Second Quorums of the Seventy, Presiding Bishopric, or as Church Patriarch.

*Served as assistant counselor in the First Presidency.

#Served in the First Presidency under Brigham Young; after President Young's deathsustained as counselor to Twelve Apostles.

+ Served as Assistant President of the Church

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