Presidents of the Quorum of the Twelve
and Acting Presidents of the Quorum of the Twelve


 

1. Presidents of the Quorum of the Twelve, listed chronologically:

 

 

 Quorum President         Dates of service as Quorum President     Length of service as Quorum President

 

 

Thomas B Marsh               02 May 1835 to 17 Mar 1839                   03 years 10 months    

Brigham Young                14 Apr 1840 to 27 Dec 1847                   07 years 08 months    

Orson Hyde                   27 Dec 1847 to 10 Apr 1875                   27 years 03 months

John Taylor                  06 Oct 1877 to 10 Oct 1880                   03 years 00 months    

Wilford Woodruff             10 Oct 1880 to 07 Apr 1889                   08 years 06 months    

Lorenzo Snow                 07 Apr 1889 to 13 Sep 1898                   09 years 05 months   

Franklin D Richards          13 Sep 1898 to 09 Dec 1899                   01 year  03 months   

Brigham Young, Jr            17 Oct 1901 to 11 Apr 1903                   01 year  06 months

Francis M Lyman              06 Oct 1903 to 18 Nov 1916                   13 years 01 month

Heber J Grant                23 Nov 1916 to 23 Nov 1918                   02 years 00 months   

Anthon H Lund                23 Nov 1918 to 02 mar 1921                   02 years 02 months

Rudger Clawson               17 Mar 1921 to 21 Jun 1943                   22 years 03 months

George Albert Smith          01 Jul 1943 to 21 May 1945                   01 year  11 months    

George F Richards            21 May 1945 to 08 Aug 1950                   05 years 03 months

David O McKay                30 Sep 1950 to 09 Apr 1951                   00 years 06 months    

Joseph Fielding Smith        09 Apr 1951 to 23 Jan 1970                   18 years 09 months   

Harold B Lee                 23 Jan 1970 to 07 Jul 1972                   02 years 06 months   

Spencer W Kimball            07 Jul 1972 to 30 Dec 1973                   01 year  06 months 

Ezra Taft Benson             30 Dec 1973 to 10 Nov 1985                   11 years 11 months   

Marion G Romney              10 Nov 1985 to 20 May 1988                   02 years 06 months

Howard W Hunter              02 Jun 1988 to 05 Jun 1994                   06 years 00 months     

Gordon B Hinckley            05 Jun 1994 to 12 Mar 1995                   00 years 09 months

Thomas S Monson              12 Mar 1995 to 03 Feb 2008                   12 years 10 months

Boyd K Packer                03 Feb 2008 to present                    

 

 

2. Presidents of the Quorum of the Twelve, listed by length of service:

 

Quorum President      Dates of service as Quorum President       Length of service as Quorum President

 

 

Orson Hyde                 27 Dec 1847 to 10 Apr 1875                   27 years 03 months

Rudger Clawson             17 Mar 1921 to 21 Jun 1943                   22 years 03 months

Joseph Fielding Smith      09 Apr 1951 to 23 Jan 1970                   18 years 09 months   

Francis M Lyman            06 Oct 1903 to 18 Nov 1916                   13 years 01 month

Thomas S Monson            12 Mar 1995 to 03 Feb 2008                   12 years 10 months

Ezra Taft Benson           30 Dec 1973 to 10 Nov 1985                   11 years 11 months   

Lorenzo Snow               07 Apr 1889 to 13 Sep 1898                   09 years 05 months   

Wilford Woodruff           10 Oct 1880 to 07 Apr 1889                   08 years 06 months    

Brigham Young              14 Apr 1840 to 27 Dec 1847                   07 years 08 months    

Howard W Hunter            02 Jun 1988 to 05 Jun 1994                   06 years 00 months    

George F Richards          21 May 1945 to 08 Aug 1950                   05 years 03 months

Thomas B Marsh             02 May 1835 to 17 Mar 1839                   03 years 10 months    

John Taylor                06 Oct 1877 to 10 Oct 1880                   03 years 00 months    

Harold B Lee               23 Jan 1970 to 07 Jul 1972                   02 years 06 months   

Marion G Romney            10 Nov 1985 to 20 May 1988                   02 years 06 months

Anthon H Lund              23 Nov 1918 to 02 mar 1921                   02 years 02 months

Heber J Grant              23 Nov 1916 to 23 Nov 1918                   02 years 00 months   

George Albert Smith        01 Jul 1943 to 21 May 1945                   01 year  11 months   

Spencer W Kimball          07 Jul 1972 to 30 Dec 1973                   01 year  06 months 

Brigham Young, Jr          17 Oct 1901 to 11 Apr 1903                   01 year  06 months

Franklin D Richards        13 Sep 1898 to 09 Dec 1899                   01 year  03 months   

Gordon B Hinckley          05 Jun 1994 to 12 Mar 1995                   00 years 09 months

David O McKay              30 Sep 1950 to 09 Apr 1951                   00 years 06 months

Boyd K Packer              03 Feb 2008 to present             

 

 

3. Acting Presidents of the Quorum of the Twelve, listed chronologically:

 

Acting Quorum President    Dates of service as Acting President      Length of service as Acting President

 

 

Rudger Clawson                 23 Nov 1918 to 02 Mar 1921                    02 years 02 months

Joseph Fielding Smith          30 Sep 1950 to 09 Apr 1951                    00 years 06 months

Spencer W Kimball              23 Jan 1970 to 07 Jul 1972                    02 years 06 months

Howard W Hunter                10 Nov 1985 to 02 Jun 1988                    02 years 06 months

Boyd K Packer                  05 Jun 1994 to 03 Mar 1995                    00 years 09 months   

Boyd K Packer                  12 Jun 1995 to 27 Jan 2008                    12 years 10 months                         

 

Note: The source for my information on Rudger Clawson serving as an Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve is "Conference Report", June 1919, page 3. 

President Boyd K Packer holds the distinction of being the only apostle to have served twice as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve.

 

 


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