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apostleu (apostles who have lived the longest ** )

               Apostles who have lived the longest (over 90 years of age)


   Authority             Birthdate        Deathdate             Age at death

David B Haight          02 Sep 1906      31 Jul 2004      97 years 10 months 29 days
Gordon B Hinckley       23 Jun 1910      27 Jan 2008      97 years 07 months 04 days
LeGrand Richards        06 Feb 1886      11 Jan 1983      96 years 11 months 05 days
David O McKay           08 Sep 1873      18 Jan 1970      96 years 04 months 10 days
Joseph Fielding Smith   19 Jul 1876      02 Jul 1972      95 years 11 months 13 days
Ezra Taft Benson        04 Aug 1899      30 May 1994      94 years 09 months 26 days
Russell M Nelson        09 Sep 1924      Serving presently
Charles W Penrose       04 Feb 1832      15 May 1925      93 years 03 months 12 days
Richard R Lyman         23 Nov 1870      31 Dec 1963      93 years 01 months 08 days
L Tom Perry             05 Aug 1922      30 May 2015      92 years 09 months 25 days
Hugh Brown Brown        24 Oct 1883      02 Dec 1975      92 years 01 months 08 days
Wilford Woodruff        01 Mar 1807      02 Sep 1898      91 years 06 months 01 day
Joseph B Wirthlin       11 Jun 1917      01 Dec 2008      91 years 05 months 20 days            
Boyd K Packer           10 Sep 1924      03 Jul 2015      90 years 09 months 23 days
Marion G Romney         19 Sep 1897      20 May 1988      90 years 08 months 01 days
Spencer W Kimball       28 Mar 1895      05 Nov 1985      90 years 07 months 07 days
Thomas S Monson         21 Aug 1927      02 Jan 2018      90 years 04 months 12 days 
J Reuben Clark, Jr      01 Sep 1871      06 Oct 1961      90 years 01 months 05 days
M Russell Ballard       08 Oct 1928      Serving currently

Here are some interesting facts about “nonagenarian” apostles (apostles who lived to be 90 years of age and older):

A/  Thus far in this dispensation, we have had 18 nonagenarian apostles.  They are (listed in the order in which they were called to the apostleship): Wilford Woodruff, Charles W. Penrose, David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, J. Reuben Clark, Spencer W. Kimball, Ezra Taft Benson, Marion G. Romney, LeGrand Richards, Hugh Brown Brown, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight, Russell M. Nelson, Joseph B. Wirthlin, and M. Russell Ballard.  Richard R. Lyman also lived into his 90’s, but he was not an apostle at the time of his death, having been released from the apostleship in 1943.

B/  On EIGHT occasions we have had we had TWO nonagenarian apostles serving concurrently.  Those eight occasions were: 1) David O. McKay and Joseph Fielding Smith (from July of 1966 to January of 1970);  2) Gordon B. Hinckley and David B. Haight (from Jun 2000 to July 2004);  3) Gordon B. Hinckley and Joseph B. Wirthlin (from June 2007 to January 2008);  4) L. Tom Perry and Russell M. Nelson (2014 & 2015);  5) L. Tom Perry and Boyd K. Packer (2014 and 2015);  6) Russell M. Nelson and Boyd K. Packer (2014 and 2015);  7) Russell M. Nelson and Thomas S. Monson (2017);   8) Russell M. Nelson and M. Russell Ballard.  On only ONE occasion have we had THREE nonagenarians serving as apostles concurrently.  That occurred with Elders L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, and Boyd K. Packer

C/  J. Reuben Clark was ‘barely’ a nonagenarian, as he died just one month after turning 90.  Also, Marion G. Romney, Spencer W. Kimball, and Thomas S. Monson died before reaching the age of 91.


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