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bioshdm (Elder Moyle ** )

Elder Henry D. Moyle of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles 

  • Born in Salt Lake City on April 22, 1889
  • Father was James H. Moyle, mother was Alice Dinwoodey
  • Called on a mission to Germany in 1909
  • Later graduated from the University of Utah in mining engineering
  • Studied geology for one year at University of Freiberg, Germany
  • Studied law at University of Utah, University of Chicago, and Harvard University
  • Began a law practice in Salt Lake City in 1916
  • Married Alberta Wright in 1919, and they had six children together
  • During World War One:
    1. Served as Captain in the 21st Infantry
    2. Was an Instructor in Officers’ School at The Presidio
    3. Oversaw the ROTC program at Utah State Agricultural College in Logan for six months
  • During World War Two:
    1. Was the Director of the Petroleum Industry Council
    2. Was later the Director of the National Petroleum Council
  • Was the overseer of three oil refinery companies
  • Served as the president of a livestock company
  • From 1927 to 1937, served as the president of the Cottonwood Stake
  • In 1937, served as the chairman of the General Church Welfare Committee (two members of this committee became apostles, those being Harold B. Lee and the other Elder Moyle)
  • In April of 1937, he was ordained an apostle by President George Albert Smith, at the age of 57
  • In 1959, he was called to serve as Second Counselor in the First Presidency, with President David O. McKay serving as Church President.
  • In 1961, he was called as First Counselor in the First Presidency
  • Died at age 74 in September 1963, while visiting a church welfare ranch in Florida

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