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FIRST PRESIDENCY — Chronology Quizzes


QUESTION:  What is the longest time period that has elapsed without a change in the First Presidency?
ANSWER:  The First Presidency comprised of Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, and James E. Faust served for the longest period of time without a change in the First Presidency.  They served together for 12 years and 5 months, from March 12, 1995 to August 10, 2007. The second longest time period that elapsed without a change in the First Presidency was 10 years and 7 months. This occurred from October 6, 1934 to May 14, 1945. During this period, Heber J. Grant was the President of the Church, J. Reuben Clark was the First Counselor in the First Presidency, and David O. McKay was the Second Counselor.

QUESTION: What is the longest period of time that has elapsed without a change being made in either the First Presidency OR the Quorum of the Twelve?
ANSWER:  The longest time period that has elapsed without a change in either the First Presidency or the Quorum of the Twelve is 9 years and 3 months.  This occurred from April 6, 1995 (Henry B. Eyring sustained) to July 21, 2004 (the passing of Elder Neal A. Maxwell).  During this period, President Gordon B. Hinckley was the president of the Church and Elder Boyd K. Packer was the acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve.  The second longest time period that has elapsed without a change in the First Presidency or the Quorum of the Twelve is 6 years and 6 months.  This occurred from October 7, 1889 to April 6, 1896.  During this period, President Wilford Woodruff was the President of the Church and Elder Lorenzo Snow was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve.


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