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apostleb (days on which two or more brethren were ordained apostles ** )

Days on which two or more brethren were ordained to the apostleship


                         Date          Number ordained                      Apostles

                      15 Feb 1835             6            David W Patten, Orson Hyde, William M’Lellin,                                                                                         Luke Johnson, William B Smith, John F Boynton

                      12 Feb 1849             4            Charles C Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow,                                                                                           Franklin D Richards

                     14 Feb 1835             3            Brigham Young, Heber C Kimball, Lyman Johnson

                     04 Feb 1864             3            Joseph A Young, Brigham Young Jr, John W Young

                     03 Oct 2015             3            Ronald A Rasband, Gary E Stevenson, Dale G Renlund                         

                     07 Oct 1889             3            Marriner W Merrill, Anthon H Lund, Abraham H Cannon

                     09 Apr 1906             3            George F Richards, Orson F Whitney, David O McKay 

                      — May 1829             2            Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery

                     19 Dec 1838             2            John Taylor, John E Page

                                            20 Apr 1839                            2                           Wilford Woodruff, George A Smith

                     27 Oct 1880             2            Francis M Lyman, John Henry Smith

                     16 Oct 1882             2            George Teasdale, Heber J Grant

                     07 Oct 1897             2            Matthias F Cowley, Abraham O Woodruff

                     11 Oct 1934             2            J Reuben Clark, Alonzo A Hinckley

                     07 Oct 1943             2            Spencer W Kimball, Ezra Taft Benson

                     02 Oct 2004             2            Dieter F Uchtdorf, David A Bednar   

                     03 Oct 2015             3            Ronald A Rasband, Gary E Stevenson, Dale G Renlund

                     31 Mar 2018             2            Gerrit W Gong, Ulisses Soares                       


Note: Special mention should be made of October 7, 1943, listed above. This day is unique in church history. It is the only time in this dispensation that two brethren were ordained apostles on the same day who both eventually served as Presidents of the Church.

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