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propht18 (time as an apostle before sustained as president) *

 Length of time as an apostle before being sustained as President of the Church


Listed chronologically:

 

                      Prophet               Ordained apostle       Sustained as         Years as apostle
                                                                 Church President    before Church President

                  Joseph Smith, Jr               May 1829          06 Apr 1830        00 years 11 months

                   Brigham Young               14 Feb 1835          27 Dec 1847        12 years 10 months

                  John Taylor                 19 Dec 1838          10 Oct 1880        41 years 09 months

                  Wilford Woodruff            26 Apr 1839          07 Apr 1889        49 years 11 months

                  Lorenzo Snow                12 Feb 1849         13 Sep 1898         49 years 07 months

                  Joseph F Smith              01 Jul 1866         17 Oct 1901         35 years 03 months

                  Heber J Grant               16 Oct 1882         23 Nov 1918         36 years 01 month

                  George Albert Smith         08 Oct 1903         21 May 1945         41 years 07 months

                  David O McKay               09 Apr 1906         09 Apr 1951         45 years 00 months

                  Joseph Fielding Smith       07 Apr 1910         23 Jan 1970         59 years 09 months

                  Harold B Lee                10 Apr 1941         07 Jul 1972         31 years 03 months

                  Spencer W Kimball           07 Oct 1943         30 Dec 1973         30 years 02 months

                  Ezra Taft Benson            07 Oct 1943         10 Nov 1985         42 years 01 month

                  Howard W Hunter             15 Oct 1959         05 Jun 1994         34 years 07 months

                  Gordon B Hinckley           05 Oct 1961         12 Mar 1995         33 years 05 months

                  Thomas S Monson             10 Oct 1963         03 Feb 2008         44 years 04 months

                  Russell M Nelson            12 Apr 1984         14 Jan 2018         33 years 09 months

 

 

 Listed by decreasing length of time as apostle before being sustained:

 

                       Prophet               Ordained apostle      Sustained as         Years as apostle
                                                              Church President    before Church President

                  Joseph Fielding Smith       07 Apr 1910          23 Jan 1970        59 years 09 months

                   Wilford Woodruff            26 Apr 1839         07 Apr 1889         49 years 11 months

                  Lorenzo Snow                12 Feb 1849         13 Sep 1898         49 years 07 months

                  David O McKay               09 Apr 1906         09 Apr 1951         45 years 00 months

                  Thomas S Monson             10 Oct 1963         03 Feb 2008         44 years 04 months

                  Ezra Taft Benson            07 Oct 1943         10 Nov 1985         42 years 01 month

                  John Taylor                 19 Dec 1838         10 Oct 1880         41 years 09 months

                  George Albert Smith         08 Oct 1903         21 May 1945         41 years 07 months

                  Heber J Grant               16 Oct 1882         23 Nov 1918         36 years 01 month

                  Joseph F Smith              01 Jul 1866         17 Oct 1901         35 years 03 months

                  Howard W Hunter             15 Oct 1959         05 Jun 1994         34 years 07 months

                  Russell M Nelson            12 Apr 1984         14 Jan 2018         33 years 09 months

                  Gordon B Hinckley           05 Oct 1961         12 Mar 1995         33 years 05 months

                                        Harold B Lee                10 Apr 1941         07 Jul 1972         31 years 03 months

                  Spencer W Kimball           07 Oct 1943         30 Dec 1973         30 years 02 months

                  Brigham Young               14 Feb 1835         27 Dec 1847         12 years 10 months

                  Joseph Smith, Jr               May 1829         06 Apr 1830         00 years 11 months

 


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