Apostles who have lived the longest
(over 90 years of age)


 

                      Authority            Birthdate        Deathdate              Age at death

 

David B Haight          02 Sep 1906      31 Jul 2004      97 years 10 months 29 days

Gordon B Hinckley       23 Jun 1910      27 Jan 2008      97 years 07 months 04 days

LeGrand Richards        06 Feb 1886      11 Jan 1983      96 years 11 months 05 days

David O McKay           08 Sep 1873      18 Jan 1970      96 years 04 months 10 days

Joseph Fielding Smith   19 Jul 1876      02 Jul 1972      95 years 11 months 13 days

Ezra Taft Benson        04 Aug 1899      30 May 1994      94 years 09 months 26 days

Charles W Penrose       04 Feb 1832      15 May 1925      93 years 03 months 12 days

Richard R Lyman         23 Nov 1870      31 Dec 1963      93 years 01 months 08 days

Hugh Brown Brown        24 Oct 1883      02 Dec 1975      92 years 01 months 08 days

Wilford Woodruff        01 Mar 1807      02 Sep 1898      91 years 06 months 01 day

Joseph B Wirthlin       11 Jun 1917      01 Dec 2008      91 years 05 months 20 days

Marion G Romney         19 Sep 1897      20 May 1988      90 years 08 months 01 days

        Spencer W Kimball       28 Mar 1895      05 Nov 1985      90 years 07 months 07 days

J Reuben Clark, Jr      01 Sep 1871      06 Oct 1961      90 years 01 months 05 days

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, Gordon B. Hinckley, L Tom Perry, David B. Haight, and Joseph B

    Wirthlin.

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. Hinckley and David B. Haight (from Jun 2000

    to July 2004), and Gordon B. Hinckley and Joseph B. Wirthlin (from June 2007 to January 2008).

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

 


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