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Nathan Eldon Tanner

Information regarding N. Eldon Tanner

  • Apostle number: 83
  • Quorum of the Twelve number: 76
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1898
  • Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Date of apostolic ordination: October 11, 1962
  • Age when ordained apostle: 64 years 5 months
  • End of apostolic service: November 27, 1982
  • Total apostolic years: 20 years 1 month
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve: October 11, 1962
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve: 11 months
  • Date of death: November 27, 1982
  • Age at death: 84 years 6 months
  • Place of death: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • RemarksHe was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada.  He served as a Counselor and member of the First Presidency with Presidents McKay, Smith, Lee, and Kimball.  Interestingly, Elder Tanner was called to serve as a counselor in the First Presidency when he was the least senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve.  This had only happened once before in church history (Albert Carrington).
  • Inspirational quotes:  “A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family.”

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