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Longest time periods without a change in the Quorum of the Twelve


Listed below are the thirteen longest time periods that have elapsed without there being a change in the Quorum of the Twelve, beginning with the longest period. During some of these periods, the seniority of members of the Twelve changed but not the brethren serving in the Quorum (the 1870 to 1878 period is an example of this).


 

 Length of period                     Dates                   Church President and President of Twelve

      10 years 02 months          17 Mar 1921 - 16 May 1931         Heber J Grant, Rudger Clawson

09 years 04 months          06 Apr 1995 - 21 Jul 2004         Gordon B Hinckley, Thomas S Monson

08 years 05 months          03 Jul 1870 - 28 Nov 1878         Brigham Young, Orson Hyde, and John Taylor

07 years 01 month           26 Aug 1860 - 06 oct 1867         Brigham Young, Orson Hyde

06 years 06 months          07 Oct 1889 - 06 Apr 1896         Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow

06 years 06 months          01 Dec 2008 - 30 May 2015         Thomas S Monson, Boyd K Packer

06 years 04 months          04 Oct 1963 - 18 Jan 1970         David O McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith

05 years 05 months          06 Oct 1988 - 25 Feb 1994         Ezra Taft Benson, Howard W Hunter

05 years 01 month           12 Feb 1849 - 11 Mar 1854         Brigham Young, Orson Hyde

04 years 11 months          08 Dec 1911 - 18 Nov 1916         Joseph F Smith, Francis M Lyman

03 years 10 months          08 Apr 1954 - 11 Feb 1958         David O McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith

03 years 04 months          10 Apr 1947 - 08 Aug 1950         George A Smith, George F Richards

03 years 03 months          13 May 1857 - 26 Aug 1860         Brigham Young, Orson Hyde

Note:  Interestingly, the LARGEST turnover in the Quorum of the Twelve in the SHORTEST period of time was from 1879 to 1889, during which time 10 new apostles were called.



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