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Apostles who have served the longest as apostles


                                                Apostle             Service as an Apostle        Dates of Service                                                     

                           David O McKay           63 years 09 months      09 Apr 1906 to 18 Jan 1970

                           Heber J Grant           62 years 07 months      16 Oct 1882 to 14 May 1945

                           Joseph Fielding Smith   62 years 03 months      07 Apr 1910 to 02 Jul 1972

                           Wilford Woodruff        59 years 04 months      26 Apr 1839 to 02 Sep 1898

                           Thomas S Monson         54 years 03 months      04 Oct 1963 to 02 Jan 2018

                           Lorenzo Snow            52 years 08 months      12 Feb 1849 to 10 Oct 1901

                           Joseph F Smith          52 years 05 months      01 Jul 1866 to 19 Nov 1918

                           Franklin D Richards     50 years 10 months      12 Feb 1849 to 09 Dec 1899

                           Ezra Taft Benson        50 years 08 months      07 Oct 1943 to 30 May 1994

                           John Taylor             48 years 07 month       19 Dec 1838 to 25 Jul 1887

                           George Albert Smith     47 years 06 months      08 Oct 1903 to 04 Apr 1951

                           Gordon B Hinckley       46 years 04 months      05 Oct 1961 to 27 Jan 2008

(Note: Every apostle in the above list served as President of the Church, with the exception of Franklin D Richards.  This distinguishes Elder Richards as the apostle who served the longest as an apostle without serving as President of the Church.  


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