Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Called By Each President of the Church

Lawrence R. Flake, Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 321–22.

 

Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Called By Each President of the Church

 

Reasons for Leaving the Quorum of the Twelve

p = Became president of the Church

c = Became a counselor in the First Presidency

x = Excommunicated, disfellowshipped, released,

or resigned from the Quorum of the Twelve

d = Died

 

 

JOSEPH SMITH 1832–44

Thomas Baldwin Marsh 1835–39 x

David Wyman Patten 1835–38 d

Brigham Young 1835–47 p

Heber Chase Kimball 1835–47 c

Orson Hyde 1835–78 d

William E. McLellan 1835–38 x

Parley Parker Pratt 1835–57 d

Luke Samuel Johnson 1835–38 x

William Smith 1835–45 x

Orson Pratt 1835–81 d

John Farnham Boynton 1835–37 x

Lyman Eugene Johnson 1835–38 x

John Edward Page 1838–46 x

John Taylor 1838–80 p

Wilford Woodruff 1839–89 p

George Albert Smith (1817) 1839–68 c

Willard Richards 1840–47 c

Lyman Wight 1841–48 x

Amasa Lyman 1842–67 x (counselor 1843–44)

 

FIRST APOSTOLIC PRESIDENCY 1844–47

Ezra Taft Benson (1811) 1846–69 d

 

BRIGHAM YOUNG 1847–77

Charles Coulson Rich 1849–83 d

Lorenzo Snow 1849–98 p (counselor 1873–77)

Erastus Fairbanks Snow 1849–88 d

Franklin Dewey Richards 1849–99 d

George Quayle Cannon 1860–73 c

Joseph Fielding Smith (1838) 1867–89 c

(counselor 1880–87)

Brigham Young Jr. 1868–1903 d (counselor

1873–1901)

Albert Carrington 1870–85 x (counselor

1873–77)

 

SECOND APOSTOLIC PRESIDENCY

1877–80

Moses Thatcher 1879–96 x

 

JOHN TAYLOR 1880–87

Francis Marion Lyman 1880–1916 d

John Henry Smith 1880–1910 c

George Teasdale 1882–1907 d

Heber Jeddy Grant 1882–1918 p

John Whittaker Taylor 1884–1905 x

 

THIRD APOSTOLIC PRESIDENCY 1887–89

 

WILFORD WOODRUFF 1889–98

Marriner Wood Merrill 1889–1906 d

Anthon Henrik Lund 1889–1901 c

Abraham Hoagland Cannon 1889–96 d

Matthias Foss Cowley 1897–1905 x

Abraham Owen Woodruff 1897–1904 d

LORENZO SNOW 1898–1901

Rudger Judd Clawson 1898–1943 d

Reed Smoot 1900–41 d

 

 

 

JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH (1838) 1901–18

Hyrum Mack Smith 1901–18 d

George Albert Smith (1870) 1903–45 p

Charles William Penrose 1904–11 c

George Franklin Richards 1906–45 d

Orson Ferguson Whitney 1906–31 d

David Oman McKay 1906–34 c

Anthony Woodward Ivins 1907–21 c

Joseph Fielding Smith (1876) 1910–65 c

James Edward Talmage 1911–33 d

Stephen Longstroth Richards 1917–51 c

Richard Roswell Lyman 1918–43 x

 

HEBER JEDDY GRANT 1918–45

Melvin Joseph Ballard 1919–39 d

John Andreas Widtsoe 1921–52 d

Joseph Francis Merrill 1931–52 d

Charles Albert Callis 1933–47 d

Joshua Reuben Clark Jr. 1934 c

Alonzo Arza Hinckley 1934–36 d

Albert Ernest Bowen 1937–53 d

Sylvester Quayle Cannon 1939–43 d

Harold Bingham Lee 1941–70 c

Spencer Woolley Kimball 1943–73 p

Ezra Taft Benson (1899) 1943–85 p

Mark Edward Peterson 1944–84 d

 

GEORGE ALBERT SMITH 1945–51

Matthew Cowley 1945–53 d

Henry Dinwoodey Moyle 1947–59 c

Delbert Leon Stapley 1950–78 d

 

DAVID OMAN MCKAY 1951–70

Marion George Romney 1951–88 d

(counselor 1972–85)

LeGrand Richards 1952–83 d

Adam Samuel Bennion 1953–58 d

Richard Louis Evans 1953–71 d

George Quayle Morris 1954–62 d

Hugh Brown Brown 1958–75 d

(counselor 1961–70)

Howard William Hunter 1959–94 p

Gordon Bitner Hinckley 1961–81 c

Nathan Eldon Tanner 1962–63 c

Thomas Spencer Monson 1963–85 c

 

JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH (1876) 1970–72

Boyd Kenneth Packer 1970-

Marvin Jeremy Ash ton 1971–94 d

 

HAROLD BINGHAM LEE 1972–73

Bruce Redd McConkie 1972–85 d

 

SPENCER WOOLLEY KIMBALL 1973–85

Lowell Tom Perry 1974-

David Bruce Haight 1976-

James Esdras Faust 1978–95 c

Neal Ash Maxwell 1981-

Russell Marion Nelson 1984-

Dallin Harris Oaks 1984-

Melvin Russell Ballard 1985-

 

EZRA TAFT BENSON 1985–94

Joseph Bitner Wirthlin 1986-

Richard Gordon Scott 1988-

Robert Dean Hales 1994-

 

HOWARD WILLIAM HUNTER 1994–95

Jeffrey Roy Holland 1994-

 

GORDON BITNER HINCKLEY 1995-

Henry Bennion Eyring 1995-