Apostles who have lived the longest
(over 90 years of age)
Authority Birthdate Deathdate Age at death
David B Haight 02
McKay 08 Sep 1873
Smith 19 Jul 1876
Penrose 04 Feb 1832
Lyman 23 Nov 1870
Hugh Brown Brown 24 Oct
Woodruff 01 Mar 1807
Wirthlin 11 Jun 1917
Romney 19 Sep 1897
Spencer W Kimball 28 Mar 1895 05 Nov 1985 90 years 07 months 07 days
J Reuben Clark, Jr
L Tom Perry 05 Aug 1922 Living
Here are some interesting facts about “nonagenarian” apostles (apostles who lived to be 90 years of age and older):
1) Thus far in this dispensation, we have had 14 nonagenarian apostles. They are (listed in the order in which they were called to the
apostleship): Wilford Woodruff, Charles W. Penrose, David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, J. Reuben Clark, Spencer W. Kimball,
Ezra Taft Benson, Marion G. Romney, LeGrand Richards, Hugh Brown Brown,
2) Richard R. Lyman also lived into his 90's, but he was not an apostle at the time, having been released from the apostleship in 1943.
3) Only on three occasions have we had TWO nonagenarian apostles serving concurrently. Those three occasions were David O.
McKay and Joseph Fielding Smith (from July
of 1966 to January of 1970), Gordon B.
to July 2004), and
4) J. Reuben Clark was 'barely' a nonagenarian, as he died just one month after turning 90. Also, Marion G. Romney and Spencer W.
Kimball both died before reaching the age of 91