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Bruce Redd McConkie

Information regarding Elder Bruce R. McConkie

  • Apostle number: 88
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  80
  • Date of birth: July 29, 1915
  • Place of birth: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Date of apostolic ordination: October 12, 1972
  • Age when ordained apostle: 57 years 2 months
  • End of apostolic service: April 19, 1985
  • Total apostolic years: 12 years 6 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  October 12, 1972
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  12 years 6 months
  • Date of death: April 19, 1985
  • Age at death: 69 years 8 months
  • Place of death: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • RemarksElder McConkie was the son-in-law of President Joseph Fielding Smith, and it was the vacancy in the apostleship caused by the death of President Smith that Elder McConkie was called to fill.  He was the author of the widely-read volume “Mormon Doctrine”, as well as several other series of doctrinal books.
  • Inspirational quote:  “I am one of his [Christ’s] witnesses, and in a coming day I shall feel the nail marks in his hands and in his feet and shall wet his feet with my tears.  But I shall not know any better then than I know now that he is God’s Almighty Son, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in and through his atoning blood and in no other way.”

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