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President Russell Marion Nelson

Information regarding President Russell M. Nelson

  • Apostle number: 93
  • Quorum of the Twelve number: 85
  • Date of birth: September 9, 1924
  • Place of birth:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  April 12, 1984
  • Age when ordained apostle:  59 years 7 months
  • End of apostolic service:  currently serving
  • Total apostolic years:  currently serving
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  April 12, 1984
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  33 years 9 months
  • Date called as President of the Church: January 14, 2018
  • Age when called as President:  93 years 4 months
  • Tenure as President of the Church:  currently serving
  • Date of death:  currently serving
  • Age at death:  currently serving
  • Place of death:  currently serving
  • Remarks:  President Nelson was called directly into the Quorum of the Twelve, without having served as a general authority before that call.  He was a busy cardiovascular surgeon prior to his call to the apostleship.  He had performed open heart surgery on President Spencer W. Kimball previously.  He worked on the team that developed the first heart-lung bypass machine in 1951.
  • Inspirational quotes:  “Be patient with yourself. · Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny.”  “Stay on the covenant path.”

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