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Marvin Jeremy Ashton

Information regarding Marvin J. Ashton

  • Apostle number: 87
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  79
  • Date of birth: May 6, 1915
  • Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Date of apostolic ordination: December 2, 1971
  • Age when ordained apostle: 56 years 6 months
  • End of apostolic service: February 25, 1994
  • Total apostolic years: 22 years 2 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  December 2, 1971
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  22 years 2 months
  • Date of death: February 25, 1994
  • Age at death: 78 years 9 months
  • Place of death: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • RemarksHe served as a state senator in the Utah State Senate from 1957 to 1961, and he also served as president of Deseret Book Company.  He served on the General Board for the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association.  He is the author many popular books, including What is Your Destination and Be Of Good Cheer.
  • Inspirational quote:  “Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself.”

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