BETA

Length of service: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve

(As of October 2009)

NAMEDATE OF SERVICE, (AGE AT TIME)LENGTH OF SERVICE**TOTAL YEARS AS GENERAL AUTHORITY
David O. McKayApr 1906 (32) - Jan 1970 (96)63 yrs 9 mos
Heber J. GrantOct 1882 (25) - May 1945 (88)62 yrs 7 mos
Joseph Fielding SmithApr 1910 (33) - Jul 1972 (95)62 yrs 3 mos
Wilford WoodruffApr 1839 (32) - Sep 1898 (91)59 yrs 5 mos
*Lorenzo SnowFeb 1849 (34) - Oct 1901 (87)52 yrs 8 mos
Joseph F. SmithJul 1866 (27) - Nov 1918 (80)52 yrs 4 mos
Franklin D. RichardsFeb 1849 (27) - Dec 1899 (78)50 yrs 10 mos
Ezra Taft BensonOct 1943 (44) - May 1994 (94)50 yrs 7 mos
John TaylorDec 1838 (30) - Jul 1887 (78)48 yrs 7 mos
George Albert SmithOct 1903 (33) - Apr 1951 (81)47 yrs 6 mos
Gordon B. HinckleyOct 1961 (51) - Jan 2008 (97)46 yrs 3 mos49 yrs 9 mos
Orson PrattApr 1835 (23) - Aug 1842 & Jan 1843 - Oct 1881 (70)46 yrs 1 mo

Thomas S. Monson

Oct 1963 (36) - present46 yrs
Rudger ClawsonOct 1898 (41) - Jun 1943 (86)44 yrs 8 mos
George F. RichardsApr 1906 (45) - Aug 1950 (89)44 yrs 4 mos
Orson HydeFeb 1835 (30) - May 1839 & Jun 1839 - Nov 1878 (73)43 yrs 8 mos
Brigham YoungFeb 1835 (33) - Aug 1877 (76)42 yrs 6 mos
Stephen L RichardsJan 1917 (37) - May 1959 (79)42 yrs 4 mos
Spencer W. KimballOct 1943 (48) - Nov 1985 (90)42 yrs 1 mos
Reed SmootApr 1900 (38) - Feb 1941 (79)40 yrs 10 mos
*George Q. CannonAug 1860 (33) - Apr 1901 (74)40 yrs 8 mos
Mark E. PetersenApr 1944 (43) - Jan 1984 (83)39 yrs 9 mos

Boyd K. Packer

Apr 1970 (45) - present39 yrs 6 mos48 yrs
Erastus SnowFeb 1849 (30) - May 1888 (69)39 yrs 3 mos
Marion G. RomneyOct 1951 (54) - May 1988 (90)36 yrs 7 mos47 yrs 1 mo
George A. SmithApr 1839 (21) - Sep 1875 (58)36 yrs 5 mos
Francis M. LymanOct 1880 (40) - Nov 1916 (76)36 yrs 1 mo

L. Tom Perry

Apr 1974 (51) - present35 yrs 6 mos37 yrs
Howard W. HunterOct 1959 (51) - Mar 1995 (87)35 yrs 5 mo
Charles C. RichFeb 1849 (39) - Nov 1883 (74)34 yrs 9 mos
*Brigham Young Jr.Oct 1868 (31) - Apr 1903 (66)34 yrs 6 mos
Heber C. KimballFeb 1835 (33) - Jun 1868 (67)33 yrs 4 mos
Harold B. LeeApr 1941 (42) - Dec 1973 (74)32 yrs 8 mos
John A. WidtsoeMar 1921 (49) - Nov 1952 (80)31 yrs 8 mos
Anthon H. LundOct 1889 (45) - Mar 1921 (76)31 yrs 5 mos
John Henry SmithOct 1880 (32) - Oct 1911 (63)31 yrs
LeGrand RichardsApr 1952 (66) - Jan 1983 (96)30 yrs 9 mos44 yrs 9 mos
James E. FaustOct 1978 (58) - Aug 2007 (87)28 yrs 10 mos34 yrs 10 mos
David B. HaightJan 1976 (69) - Jul 2004 (97)28 yrs 6 mos34 yrs 3 mos
J. Reuben Clark Jr.Apr 1933 (61) - Oct 1961 (90)28 yrs 6 mos
Delbert L. StapleyOct 1950 (53) - Aug 1978 (81)27 yrs 10 mos
Anthony W. IvinsOct 1907 (55) - Sep 1934 (82)26 yrs 11 mos
Richard R. LymanApr 1918 (47) - Nov 1943 (72)25 yrs 7 mos

Russell M. Nelson

Apr 1984 (59) - present25 yrs 6 mos

Dallin H. Oaks

Apr 1984 (51) - present25 yrs 6 mos
Amasa M. LymanAug 1842 (29) - Oct 1867 (54)25 yrs 2 mos
Orson F. WhitneyApr 1906 (50) - May 1931 (75)25 yrs 1 mo
George TeasdaleOct 1882 (50) - Jun 1907 (75)24 yrs 8 mo

M. Russell Ballard

Oct 1985 (57) - present24 yrs33 yrs 6 mos
Ezra T. BensonJul 1846 (35) - Sep 1869 (58)23 yrs 2 mos33 yrs 6 mos
Neal A. MaxwellJul 1981 (55) - Jul 2004 (78)23 yrs30 yrs 3 mos
Parley P. PrattFeb 1835 (27) - May 1857 (50)22 yrs 3 mos
Neal A. MaxwellJul 1981 (55) - Jul 2004 (78)23 yrs30 yrs 3 mos
Joseph B. WirthlinOct 1986 (69) - Dec 2008 (91)22 yrs 2 mos33 yrs 8 mos
Marvin J. AshtonDec 1971 (56) - Feb 1994 (78)22 yrs 2 mos24 yrs 4 mos
James E. TalmageDec 1911 (49) - Jul 1933 (70)21 yrs 7 mos
John W. TaylorApr 1884 (25) - Oct 1905 (47)21 yrs 6 mos

Richard G. Scott

Oct 1988 (59) - present21 yrs32 yrs 6 mos
Charles W. PenroseJul 1904 (72) - May 1925 (93)20 yrs 10 mos
#Daniel H. WellsJan 1857 (42) - Aug 1877 (62)20 yrs 7 mos34 yrs 2 mos
Melvin J. BallardJan 1919 (45) - Jul 1939 (66)20 yrs 6 mos
Joseph F. MerrillOct 1931 (63) - Feb 1952 (83)20 yrs 4 mos
N. Eldon TannerOct 1962 (64) - Nov 1982 (84)20 yrs 1 mo22 yrs 1 mo
Richard L. EvansOct 1953 (47) - Nov 1971 (65)18 yrs 1 mo33 yrs 1 mo
Hugh B. BrownApr 1958 (74) - Dec 1975 (92)17 yrs 8 mos22 yrs 2 mos
Henry D. MoyleApr 1947 (57) - Sep 1963 (74)16 yrs 5 mos
Moses ThatcherApr 1879 (37) - Apr 1896 (54)17 yrs
Marriner W. MerrillOct 1889 (57) - Feb 1906 (73)16 yrs 4 mos
Hyrum Mack SmithOct 1901 (29) - Jan 1918 (45)16 yrs 3 mos
Albert E. BowenApr 1937 (61) - Jul 1953 (77)16 yrs 3 mos

Robert D. Hales

Apr 1994 (61) - present15 yrs 6 mos34 yrs 6 mos

Jeffrey R. Holland

Jun 1994 (53) - present15 yrs 4 mos20 yrs 4 mos
* Albert CarringtonJul 1870 (57) - Nov 1885 (72)15 yrs 4 mos

Henry B. Eyring

Apr 1995 (61) - present14 yrs 6 mos24 yrs 6 mos
Joseph SmithApr 1830 (24) - Jun 1844 (38)14 yrs 2 mos
Willard RichardsApr 1840 (35) - Mar 1854 (49)13 yrs 11 mos
Charles A. CallisOct 1933 (68) - Jan 1947 (81)13 yrs 3 mos
Bruce R. McConkieOct 1972 (57) - Apr 1985 (69)12 yrs 6 mos38 yrs 6 mos
Sidney RigdonMar 1833 (40) - Jun 1844 (51)11 yrs 3 mos
William SmithFeb 1835 (23) - Oct 1845 (34)10 yrs 8 mos
John R. WinderOct 1901 (79) - Mar 1910 (88) 8 yrs 5 mos 22 yrs 11 mos
Matthew CowleyOct 1945 (48) - Dec 1953 (56) 8 yrs 2 mos
George Q. MorrisApr 1954 (80) - Apr 1962 (88)8 yrs10 yrs 6 mos
Matthias F. CowleyOct 1897 (39) - Oct 1905 (47)8 yrs
*+Oliver CowderyApr 1830 (23) - Apr 1838 (31)8 yrs
Lyman WightApr 1841 (44) - Dec 1848 (52)7 yrs 8 mos
John E. PageDec 1838 (39) - Feb 1846 (47)7 yrs 2 mos
Abraham H. CannonOct 1889 (30) - Jul 1896 (37) 6 yrs 9 mos13 yrs 9 mos
*+Hyrum SmithSep 1837 (37) - Jun 1844 (44)6 yrs 9 mos
*John Smith Sep 1837 (56) - Jun 1844 (62) 6 yrs 9 mos
Abraham O. Woodruff Oct 1897 (24) - Jun 1904 (31)6 yrs 8 mos
Charles W. Nibley May 1925 (76) - Dec 1931 (82) 6 yrs 7 mos 24 yrs
Sylvester Q. Cannon Apr 1938 (60) - May 1943 (65) 5 yrs 1 mo18 yrs

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Oct 2004 (63) - present5 yrs 15 yrs 6 mos

David A. Bednar

Oct 2004 (52) - present 5 yrs
Adam S. Bennion Apr 1953 (66) - Feb 1958 (71) 4 yrs 10 mos
Frederick G. Williams Mar 1833 (45) - Nov 1837 (50) 4 yrs 8 mos
*#John Willard Young Apr 1873 (28) - Aug 1877 (32)4 yrs 4 mos18 yrs 6 mos
Thorpe B. Isaacson Oct 1965 (67) - Jan 1970 (71)4 yrs 3 mos23 yrs 1 mo
Thomas B. MarshApr 1835 (35) - Mar 1839 (39)3 yrs 11 mos
David W. Patten Feb 1835 (35) - Oct 1838 (38)3 yrs 8 mos
William E. M'LellinFeb 1835 (29) - May 1838 (32)3 yrs 3 mos
William LawJan 1841 (31) - Apr 1844 (34)3 yrs 3 mos
Luke Johnson Feb 1835 (27) - Apr 1838 (30)3 yrs 2 mos
Lyman E. Johnson Feb 1835 (23) - Apr 1838 (26)3 yrs 2 mos
*Joseph Smith Sr. Sep 1837 (66) - Sep 1840 (69)3 yrs 6 yrs 9 mos
Jedediah M. Grant Apr 1854 (38) - Dec 1856 (40)2 yrs 8 mos 11 yrs
John F. BoyntonFeb 1835 (23) - Sep 1837 (25)2 yrs 7 mos
Alonzo A. Hinckley Oct 1934 (64) - Dec 1936 (66)2 yrs 2 mos

Quentin L. Cook

Oct 2007 (67) - present2 yrs 13 yrs 6 mos
Alvin R. DyerApr 1968 (65) - Jan 1970 (67)1 yr 9 mos18 yrs 5 mos

D. Todd Christofferson

Apr 2008 (63) - present1 yr 6 mos16 yrs 6 mos

Neil L. Andersen

Apr 2009 (57) - present 6 mos 16 yrs 6 mos

Bold Face denotes Church president.

Currently serving.

**Includes service in the First Council of the Seventy, Assistants to the Twelve, First and Second Quorums of the Seventy, Presiding Bishopric, or as Church Patriarch.

*Served as assistant counselor in the First Presidency.

#Served in the First Presidency under Brigham Young; after President Young's deathsustained as counselor to Twelve Apostles.

+ Served as Assistant President of the Church