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apostlbb (average ages of the members of the Twelve ** )

Average ages of the members
of the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency,
and the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency combined


The compiling of the information on this page required a prodigious amount of time. As noted in the first column, the date I used to make the age calculations was December 31st of each year. Thus, the average ages given will not be completely accurate for the entire calendar year, but will be very close.


Interesting facts gleaned from the information found on this page:

    • The “oldest” Quorum of the Twelve during this dispensation (greatest average age) was the Quorum of the Twelve as it existed just before Elder L. Tom Perry passed away on May 30, 2015.  The average age of the Quorum was 80 years and 0 months.
    • The “youngest” Quorum of the Twelve during this dispensation (youngest average age) was the original Quorum of the Twelve, as it was created in April of 1835.  The average age of the Twelve at that time was 29 years 2 months.
    • The “oldest”  First Presidency during this dispensation (greatest average age) is currently serving, as Presidents Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, and Henry B. Eyring are serving.  As of December 2021, their average age is 91 years 9 months old.  No other First Presidency has had an average age that old.
    • The “youngest” First Presidency was the First Presidency as it existed in 1834 with the Prophet Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams.  The average age was 36 years 7 months.
    • A rather unique situation existed in 1869 where the average ages of the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency, and the combined First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve were all 51 years 10 months. 
    • Interestingly, at the end of 2008, the average age of the Quorum of the Twelve, the average age of the First Presidency, and the average age of the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency combined were all 75 years and 0 months!
    • Another unique situation existed in the First Presidency in 1972 when President Harold B. Lee was 73 years of age, President Marion G. Romney was 75 years of age, and President N. Eldon Tanner was 74 years of age.  The year and the three ages were thus 72, 73, 74, and 75.
    • The oldest ‘youngest’ apostle in this dispensation has been Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in 2004. Just before Elder Maxwell died in July of 2004, Elder Holland was 63 years and 7 months old, and was the youngest apostle.  No other “youngest” apostle has been that old!
                     Average age             Average age                    Average age                       
   Date           Quorum of Twelve        First Presidency       Quorum of Twelve & 1st Presidency     Church President
12-31-2021       74 years 04 months      91 years 09 months             77 years 09 months             Russell M Nelson
12-31-2020       73 years 04 months      90 years 09 months             76 years 09 months             Russell M Nelson
12-31-2019       72 years 04 months      89 years 09 months             75 years 09 months             Russell M Nelson
12-31-2018       71 years 04 months      88 years 09 months             74 years 09 months             Russell M Nelson
12-31-2017       74 years 09 months      84 years 00 months             76 years 09 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2016       74 years 07 months      83 years 00 months             76 years 03 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2015       73 years 07 months      82 years 00 months             75 years 03 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2014       79 years 07 months      81 years 00 months             79 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2013       78 years 07 months      80 years 00 months             78 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2012       77 years 07 months      79 years 00 months             77 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2011       76 years 07 months      78 years 00 months             76 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2010       75 years 07 months      77 years 00 months             75 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2009       74 years 07 months      76 years 00 months             74 years 10 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2008       75 years 00 months      75 years 00 months             75 years 00 months             Thomas S Monson
12-31-2007       75 years 09 months      84 years 02 months             77 years 05 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2006       75 years 04 months      87 years 05 months             77 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2005       74 years 04 months      86 years 05 months             76 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2004       73 years 04 months      85 years 05 months             75 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2003       77 years 04 months      84 years 05 months             78 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2002       76 years 04 months      83 years 05 months             77 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2001       75 years 04 months      82 years 05 months             76 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-2000       74 years 04 months      81 years 05 months             75 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1999       73 years 04 months      80 years 05 months             74 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1998       72 years 04 months      79 years 05 months             73 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1997       71 years 04 months      78 years 05 months             72 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1996       70 years 04 months      77 years 05 months             71 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1995       69 years 04 months      76 years 05 months             70 years 09 months             Gordon B Hinckley
12-31-1994       69 years 05 months      79 years 08 months             71 years 06 months             Howard W Hunter
12-31-1993       72 years 08 months      81 years 05 months             74 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1992       71 years 08 months      80 years 05 months             73 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1991       70 years 08 months      79 years 05 months             72 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1990       69 years 08 months      78 years 05 months             71 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1989       68 years 08 months      77 years 05 months             70 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1988       67 years 08 months      76 years 05 months             69 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1987       69 years 03 months      75 years 05 months             70 years 06 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1986       68 years 03 months      74 years 05 months             69 years 06 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1985       67 years 01 months      73 years 05 months             68 years 05 months             Ezra Taft Benson
12-31-1984       66 years 04 months      83 years 10 months             69 years 10 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1983       68 years 09 months      82 years 10 months             71 years 09 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1982       70 years 02 months      81 years 10 months             72 years 06 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1981       69 years 02 months      81 years 07 months             72 years 03 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1980       69 years 06 months      83 years 11 months             72 years 05 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1979       68 years 06 months      82 years 11 months             71 years 05 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1978       67 years 06 months      81 years 11 months             70 years 05 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1977       68 years 06 months      80 years 11 months             71 years 00 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1976       67 years 06 months      79 years 11 months             70 years 00 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1973       67 years 09 months      76 years 11 months             69 years 08 months             Spencer W Kimball
12-31-1972       67 years 08 months      74 years 07 months             69 years 00 months             Harold B Lee
12-31-1971       68 years 02 months      80 years 07 months             70 years 08 months             Joseph Fldng Smith
12-31-1970       67 years 11 months      79 years 07 months             70 years 03 months             Joseph Fldng Smith
12-31-1969       69 years 07 months      81 years 00 months             73 years 05 months             David O McKay
12-31-1968       68 years 07 months      80 years 00 months             72 years 05 months             David O McKay
12-31-1967       67 years 07 months      81 years 09 months             71 years 09 months             David O McKay
12-31-1966       66 years 07 months      80 years 09 months             70 years 09 months             David O McKay
12-31-1965       65 years 07 months      79 years 09 months             69 years 09 months             David O McKay
12-31-1964       64 years 07 months      79 years 09 months             67 years 08 months             David O McKay
12-31-1963       63 years 07 months      78 years 09 months             66 years 08 months             David O McKay
12-31-1962       65 years 01 months      80 years 09 months             68 years 03 months             David O McKay
12-31-1961       66 years 01 months      79 years 09 months             68 years 10 months             David O McKay
12-31-1960       67 years 04 months      82 years 09 months             70 years 05 months             David O McKay
12-31-1959       66 years 04 months      81 years 09 months             69 years 05 months             David O McKay
12-31-1958       66 years 10 months      84 years 01 month              70 years 01 month              David O McKay
12-31-1957       65 years 07 months      83 years 01 month              69 years 01 month              David O McKay
12-31-1956       64 years 07 months      82 years 01 month              68 years 01 month              David O McKay
12-31-1955       63 years 07 months      81 years 01 month              67 years 01 month              David O McKay
12-31-1954       62 years 07 months      80 years 01 month              66 years 01 month              David O McKay
12-31-1953       59 years 08 months      79 years 01 month              63 years 06 months             David O McKay
12-31-1952       60 years 09 months      78 years 01 month              64 years 05 months             David O McKay
12-31-1951       62 years 10 months      77 years 01 month              65 years 08 months             David O McKay
12-31-1950       63 years 05 months      79 years 02 months             66 years 06 months             George Albert Smith
12-31-1949       65 years 04 months      78 years 02 months             67 years 11 months             George Albert Smith
12-31-1948       64 years 04 months      77 years 02 months             66 years 11 months             George Albert Smith
12-31-1947       63 years 04 months      76 years 02 months             65 years 11 months             George Albert Smith
12-31-1946       64 years 04 months      75 years 02 months             66 years 6 months              George Albert Smith
12-31-1945       63 years 04 months      74 years 02 months             65 years 6 months              George Albert Smith
12-31-1944       64 years 07 months      77 years 07 months             67 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1943       65 years 06 months      76 years 07 months             67 years 11 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1942       70 years 02 months      75 years 07 months             71 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1941       69 years 02 months      74 years 07 months             70 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1940       71 years 03 months      73 years 07 months             71 years 09 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1939       70 years 03 months      72 years 07 months             70 years 09 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1938       69 years 03 months      71 years 07 months             69 years 09 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1937       68 years 03 months      70 years 07 months             68 years 09 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1936       68 years 02 months      69 years 07 months             68 years 06 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1935       67 years 01 months      68 years 07 months             67 years 05 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1934       66 years 01 months      67 years 07 months             66 years 05 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1933       64 years 10 months      73 years 07 months             66 years 07 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1932       64 years 00 months      78 years 02 months             66 years 00 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1931       63 years 00 months      77 years 02 months             65 years 00 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1930       63 years 01 months      78 years 01 month              66 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1929       62 years 01 months      77 years 01 month              65 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1928       61 years 01 months      76 years 01 month              64 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1927       60 years 01 months      75 years 01 month              63 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1926       59 years 01 months      74 years 01 month              62 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1925       58 years 01 months      73 years 01 month              61 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1924       57 years 01 months      77 years 09 months             61 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1923       56 years 01 months      76 years 09 months             60 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1922       55 years 01 months      75 years 09 months             59 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1921       54 years 01 months      74 years 09 months             58 years 03 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1920       54 years 09 months      76 years 06 months             59 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1919       53 years 09 months      75 years 06 months             58 years 01 month              Heber J Grant
12-31-1918       53 years 04 months      74 years 06 months             57 years 11 months             Heber J Grant
12-31-1917       52 years 11 months      79 years 07 months             58 years 04 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1916       53 years 03 months      78 years 07 months             58 years 08 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1915       54 years 03 months      77 years 07 months             58 years 11 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1914       53 years 03 months      76 years 07 months             57 years 11 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1913       52 years 03 months      75 years 07 months             56 years 11 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1912       51 years 03 months      74 years 07 months             55 years 11 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1911       50 years 03 months      73 years 07 months             54 years 11 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1910       51 years 10 months      67 years 00 month              54 years 10 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1909       53 years 02 months      74 years 11 months             57 years 06 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1908       52 years 02 months      73 years 11 months             56 years 06 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1907       51 years 02 months      72 years 11 months             55 years 06 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1906       51 years 10 months      71 years 11 months             55 years 10 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1905       55 years 11 months      70 years 11 months             59 years 02 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1904       53 years 03 months      69 years 11 months             56 years 07 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1903       48 years 10 months      68 years 11 months             52 years 10 months             Joseph F Smith
12-31-1902       50 years 07 months      67 years 11 months             54 years 01 month              Joseph F Smith
12-31-1901       49 years 07 months      66 years 11 months             53 years 01 month              Joseph F Smith
12-31-1900       50 years 11 months      74 years 04 months             55 years 07 months             Lorenzo Snow
12-31-1899       51 years 00 months      73 years 04 months             55 years 09 months             Lorenzo Snow
12-31-1898       52 years 04 months      72 years 04 months             56 years 04 months             Lorenzo Snow
12-31-1897       54 years 11 months      73 years 08 months             58 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1896       58 years 05 months      72 years 08 months             61 years 09 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1895       55 years 05 months      71 years 08 months             58 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1894       54 years 05 months      70 years 08 months             57 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1893       53 years 05 months      69 years 08 months             56 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1892       52 years 05 months      68 years 08 months             55 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1891       51 years 05 months      67 years 08 months             54 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1890       50 years 05 months      66 years 08 months             53 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1889       49 years 05 months      65 years 08 months             52 years 08 months             Wilford Woodruff
12-31-1888       53 years 08 months              n/a                            n/a                          n/a
12-31-1887       53 years 11 months              n/a                            n/a                          n/a
12-31-1886       52 years 09 months      62 years 01 month              54 years 09 months             John Taylor
12-31-1885       51 years 09 months      61 years 01 month              53 years 08 months             John Taylor
12-31-1884       52 years 06 months      60 years 01 month              54 years 01 month              John Taylor
12-31-1883       53 years 11 months      59 years 01 month              55 years 00 month              John Taylor
12-31-1882       54 years 07 months      58 years 01 month              55 years 04 months             John Taylor
12-31-1881       56 years 10 months      57 years 01 month              56 years 10 months             John Taylor
12-31-1880       57 years 00 months      56 years 01 month              56 years 10 months             John Taylor
12-31-1879       59 years 02 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a
12-31-1878       61 years 03 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a
12-31-1877       60 years 03 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a
12-31-1876       59 years 03 months      53 years 01 month              56 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1875       58 years 03 months      52 years 01 month              55 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1874       57 years 03 months      51 years 01 month              54 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1873       56 years 03 months      50 years 01 month              53 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1872       55 years 03 months      54 years 10 months             55 years 02 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1871       54 years 03 months      53 years 10 months             54 years 02 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1870       53 years 03 months      52 years 10 months             53 years 02 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1869       51 years 10 months      51 years 10 months             51 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1868       51 years 05 months      50 years 10 months             51 years 04 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1867       52 years 01 months      53 years 10 months             52 years 06 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1866       53 years 03 months      52 years 10 months             53 years 02 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1865       52 years 03 months      60 years 01 month              53 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1864       51 years 03 months      59 years 01 month              52 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1863       50 years 03 months      58 years 01 month              51 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1862       49 years 03 months      57 years 01 month              50 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1861       48 years 03 months      56 years 01 month              49 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1860       47 years 03 months      55 years 01 month              48 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1859       47 years 05 months      54 years 01 month              48 years 11 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1858       46 years 05 months      53 years 01 month              47 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1857       45 years 05 months      52 years 01 month              46 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1856       44 years 10 months      55 years 07 months             46 years 05 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1855       43 years 10 months      49 years 08 months             45 years 00 month              Brigham Young
12-31-1854       42 years 10 months      48 years 08 months             44 years 00 month              Brigham Young
12-31-1853       41 years 10 months      51 years 07 months             43 years 09 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1852       40 years 10 months      50 years 07 months             42 years 09 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1851       39 years 10 months      49 years 07 months             41 years 09 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1850       38 years 10 months      48 years 07 months             40 years 09 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1849       37 years 10 months      47 years 07 months             39 years 09 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1848       38 years 09 months      46 years 07 months             40 years 11 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1847       39 years 04 months      45 years 07 months             40 years 10 months             Brigham Young
12-31-1846       39 years 10 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a 
12-31-1845       39 years 11 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a
12-31-1844       38 years 06 months              n/a                            n/a                         n/a
12-31-1843       38 years 01 months      43 years 05 months             39 years 03 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1842       36 years 11 months      44 years 11 months             39 years 03 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1841       36 years 01 months      42 years 10 months             38 years 04 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1840       34 years 02 months      45 years 10 months             37 years 03 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1839       32 years 11 months      49 years 07 months             38 years 06 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1838       33 years 11 months      48 years 07 months             39 years 02 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1837       31 years 09 months      44 years 10 months             36 years 01 month              Joseph Smith
12-31-1836       30 years 09 months      38 years 07 months             32 years 08 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1835       29 years 09 months      37 years 07 months             31 years 08 months             Joseph Smith
12-31-1834              n/a              36 years 07 months                     n/a                    Joseph Smith
12-31-1833              n/a              38 years 04 months                     n/a                    Joseph Smith


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