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Age differences between successive Presidents of the Church


                 Chart #1 — Age differences listed chronologically

                            (The year of birth follows each prophet’s name)

#01   Joseph Smith (1805) was 04 years 07 months younger than #02 Brigham Young (1801)
 #02   Brigham Young (1801) was 07 years 05 months older than #03 John Taylor (1808)
 #03   John Taylor (1808) was 01 years 08 months younger than #04 Wilford Woodruff (1807)
 #04   Wilford Woodruff (1807) was 07 years 01 months older than #05  Lorenzo Snow (1814)
 #05   Lorenzo Snow (1814) was 24 years 07 months older than #06 Joseph F Smith (1838)
 #06   Joseph F Smith (1838) was 18 years 00 months older than #07 Heber J Grant (1856)
 #07   Heber J Grant (1856) was 13 years 04 months older than #08 George A Smith (1870)
 #08   George A Smith (1870) was 03 years 05 months older than #09 David O McKay (1873)
 #09   David O McKay (1873) was 02 years 10 months older than #10 Joseph Fielding Smith (1876)
 #10   Joseph Fielding Smith (1876) was 22 years 08 months older than #11 Harold B Lee (1899)
 #11   Harold B Lee (1899) was 04 years 00 months younger than #12 Spencer W Kimball (1895)
 #12   Spencer W Kimball (1895) was 04 years 04 months older than #13 Ezra T Benson (1899)
 #13   Ezra T Benson (1899) was 08 years 03 months older than #14 Howard W Hunter (1907)
 #14   Howard W Hunter (1907) was 02 years 07 months older than #15 Gordon B Hinckley (1910)
 #15   Gordon B Hinckley (1910) was 17 years 02 months older than #16 Thomas S Monson (1927)
 #16   Thomas S Monson (1927) was 02 years 11 months younger than #17 Russell M Nelson (1924)

 

(As seen above, on only four occasions has a Church president been succeeded by a new Church president who was chronologically older than the recently-deceased president (Brigham Young was older than Joseph Smith, Wilford Woodruff was older than John Taylor,  Spencer W Kimball was older than Harold B Lee, and Russell M Nelson was older that Thomas S Monson).

                   Chart #2 — Age differences listed by decreasing differences

                                                     (The year of birth follows each prophet’s name)

#05  Lorenzo Snow (1814) was 24 years 07 months older than #06 Joseph F Smith (1838)
#10  Joseph Fielding Smith (1876) was 22 years 08 months older than #11 Harold B Lee (1899)
#06  Joseph F Smith (1838) was 18 years 00 months older than #07 Heber J Grant (1856)
#15  Gordon B Hinckley (1910) was 17 years 02 months older than #16 Thomas S Monson (1927)
#07  Heber J Grant (1856) was 13 years 04 months older than #08 George A Smith 1870)
#13  Ezra T Benson (1899) was 08 years 03 months older than #14 Howard W Hunter (1907)
#02  Brigham Young (1801) was 07 years 05 months older than #03 John Taylor (1808)
#04  Wilford Woodruff (1807) was 07 years 01 months older than #05 Lorenzo Snow (1814)
#01  Joseph Smith (1805) was 04 years 07 months younger than #02 Brigham Young (1801)
#12  Spencer W Kimball (1895) was 04 years 04 months older than #13 Ezra T Benson (1899)
#11  Harold B Lee (1899) was 04 years 00 months younger than #12 Spencer W Kimball (1895)
#08  George A Smith (1870) was 03 years 05 months older than #09 David O McKay (1873)
#16  Thomas S Monson (1927) was 02 years 11 months younger than #17 Russell M Nelson (1924)
#09  David O McKay (1873) was 02 years 10 months older than #10 Joseph Fielding Smith (1876)
#14  Howard W Hunter (1907) was 02 years 07 months older than #15 Gordon B Hinckley (1910)
#03  John Taylor (1808) was 01 years 08 months younger than #04 Wilford Woodruff (1807)

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