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Hugh Brown Brown

Information regarding Hugh B. Brown

  • Apostle number: 80
  • Quorum of the Twelve number: 73
  • Date of birth: October 24, 1883
  • Place of birth: Granger, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Date of apostolic ordination: April 10, 1958
  • Age when ordained apostle: 74 years 5 month
  • End of apostolic service: December 2, 1975
  • Total apostolic years: 17 years 7 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve: April 10, 1958
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve: 3 years 2 months
  • Date of death: December 2, 1975
  • Age at death: 92 years 1 month
  • Place of death: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Remarks: Elder Brown was called into the First Presidency after just 3 years and 2 months in the Quorum of the Twelve.  He served in the First Presidency until his death in December of 1975.  He  served as a professor of religion at Brigham Young University from 1946 to 1949.  His sermon entitled ‘Profile of a Prophet’ is an absolute classic in Latter-day Saint history.  President Brown served as an Assistant Counselor in the First Presidency, as a Second Counselor in the First Presidency, and as a First Counselor in the First Presidency.
  • Inspirational quotes: “God is the Gardener here.  He knows exactly what He wants you to be.”

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