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apostlel (longest-serving apostles who didn’t serve as president ** )

Apostles who have had the longest tenures as apostles

 without serving as President of the Church


                                Apostle          Tenure as an Apostle          Dates of Tenure

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

                         Orson Pratt             46 years 01 month       26 Apr 1835 to 03 Oct 1881

                         Boyd K Packer           45 years 03 months      09 Apr 1970 to 03 Jul 2015 

                         Rudger Clawson          44 years 08 months      10 Oct 1898 to 21 Jun 1943

                         George F Richards       44 years 04 months      09 Apr 1906 to 08 Aug 1950

                         Orson Hyde              43 years 07 months      15 Feb 1835 to 28 Nov 1878

                         Stephen L Richards      42 years 04 months      18 Jan 1917 to 19 May 1959 

                         L Tom Perry             41 years 02 months      06 Apr 2974 to 30 May 2015  

                         Reed Smoot              40 years 10 months      08 Apr 1900 to 09 Feb 1941

                         George Q Cannon         40 years 08 months      20 Aug 1860 to 12 Apr 1901

                         Mark E Petersen         39 years 09 months      20 Apr 1944 to 11 Jan 1984

                         Erastus Snow            39 years 03 months      12 Feb 1849 to 27 May 1888

                         Brigham Young, Jr       39 years 02 months      04 Feb 1864 to 11 Apr 1903

Note: Orson Pratt’s situation is unique. He was ordained an apostle on 26 Apr 1835, excommunicated on 20 Aug 1842, then re-instated and re-ordained an apostle on 20 Jan 1843. 


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