LDS History, Oct 10, 1985

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Oct 10, 1985
M. Russell Ballard is ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (1)

-- Oct 23, 1985
The Church Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City was dedicated by President Hinckley. (2)

Genealogical Library dedicated . (3)

-- Nov 5, 1985
When Spencer W. Kimball passed away on 5 November 1985 Ezra Taft Benson became the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At eighty-six years of age he became the second oldest man to succeed to the presidency. He called lapsed Mormons to return to the fold. In general conference addresses, he counseled church members to read and study the Book of Mormon. In a humanitarian gesture, he personally delivered a contribution of ten million dollars to President Ronald Reagan to be used to procure food for the world's hungry. (4)

President Spencer W. Kimball died in Salt Lake City at age 90. (2)

President Spencer W. Kimball dies. Ezra Taft Benson becomes the 13th president of the church. (1)

[Spencer W. Kimball] Dies in Salt Lake City, Utah. (5)

[Spencer W. Kimball] President Kimball died 5 November 1985. (6)

[Utah] Spencer W. Kimball, president of the Mormon Church, died at age 90; he was succeeded by Ezra Taft Benson. (7)

-- Nov 10, 1985 - 30 May 1994
[1st Presidency Changes] Ezra Taft Benson Gordon B. Hinckley Thomas S. Monson Reorganization of First Presidency after death of Spencer W. Kimball (8)

-- Nov 10, 1985
President Ezra Taft Benson was ordained and set apart as the 13th president of the Church, with President Hinckley and President Thomas S. Monson as counselors. (2)

[Quorum of the Twelve] The First Presidency is reorganized, with Ezra Taft Benson President, Gordon B. Hinckley First Counselor, and Thomas S. Monson Second Counselor. Marion G. Romney becomes President of the Quorum. Because Marion G. Romney was suffering from health and age difficulties, Howard W. Hunter was set apart as Acting President of the Quorum. (9)

[Thomas S. Monson] Set apart as second counselor in First Presidency to President Ezra Taft Benson. (10)

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2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
4 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Ezra Taft Benson,
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah
6 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Spencer W. Kimball,
7 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
8 - Wikipedia, First Presidency (LDS Church),
9 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
10 - Deseret News, Timeline: Thomas S. Monson,,5143,695250351,00.html

Mormon History Timeline /Chronology