Prophets 4-29-2014

    • Full Name Thomas S. Monson
    • Born August 21, 1927
    • Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    • Professionally, President Monson has had a distinguished career in publishing and printing. He became associated with the Deseret News in 1948, where he served as an executive in the advertising division of that newspaper and the Newspaper Agency Corporation. Later he was named sales manager of the Deseret News Press, one of the West’s largest commercial printing firms, rising to the position of general manager, which position he held at the time of his appointment to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1963.
    • Full Name Henry B. Eyring
    • Born May 31, 1933
    • Place of Birth Princeton, New Jersey, United States

    • President Eyring was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971.
    • He holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Utah and master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Harvard University.

    • Full Name Dieter F. Uchtdorf
    • Born November 6, 1940
    • Place of Birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

    • In 1965 President Uchtdorf began working for Lufthansa German Airlines as a pilot. From 1970 until 1996 he flew as captain of the B737, Airbus, DC10, and B747. While also working as training and check captain, he received several management responsibilities. These positions included Section Chief Pilot B737, head of Lufthansa pilot school in Arizona, head of all cockpit crews, and finally Senior Vice President Flight Operations and Lufthansa Chief Pilot. He was also chairman of the Flight Operations Committee of the International Air Transport Association.
    • Full Name Boyd K. Packer
    • Born September 10, 1924
    • Place of Birth Brigham City, Utah, United States
    • President Packer was born September 10, 1924, in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a bomber pilot during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

    An educator by profession, his career includes service as supervisor of seminaries and institutes of religion for the Church and as a member of the Administrative Council of Brigham Young University.
    • Full Name L. Tom Perry
    • Born August 5, 1922
    • Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

    • He received his B.S. degree in finance from Utah State University in 1949 and did graduate work there. His professional career was spent in the retail business, where he served as vice president and treasurer in companies located in Idaho, California, New York, and Massachusetts.
    • On July 18, 1947, he married Virginia Lee of Hyde Park, Utah, in the Logan Temple. She died December 14, 1974. They are the parents of two daughters and a son.
    • Full Name Russell M. Nelson
    • Born September 9, 1924
    • Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    • An internationally renowned surgeon and medical researcher, Dr. Nelson received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah (1945, 47)

    Author of numerous publications and chapters in medical textbooks, Elder Nelson lectured and visited professionally throughout the United States and in many other nations prior to his call as a General Authority.
    • Full Name Dallin H. Oaks
    • Born 1932
    • Place of Birth Provo, Utah, United States

    • He is a native of Provo, Utah (born on August 12, 1932). He and his late wife, June Dixon Oaks, are the parents of six children. She died July 21, 1998. On August 25, 2000, he married Kristen M. McMain in the Salt Lake Temple.
    • Elder Oaks is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1954) and of the University of Chicago Law School (1957). He practiced law and taught law in Chicago. He was president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980 and a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his resignation in 1984 to accept his calling to the apostleship.
    • Full Name M. Russell Ballard
    • Born October 8, 1928
    • Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    • Prior to his call as a full-time Church leader, Elder Ballard had interests in the automotive, real estate, and investment businesses. He has served on many Church and civic committees and boards.

    As a young man, he served a mission to England for the Church, where he was a counselor in the mission presidency. He has also served as a bishop twice.
    • Full Name Richard G. Scott
    • Born November 7, 1928
    • Place of Birth Pocatello, Idaho, United States

    • He graduated from George Washington University as a mechanical engineer, served a full-time mission to Uruguay, and completed post-graduate work in nuclear engineering at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. From 1953 to 1965 Elder Scott served on the immediate staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover, directing the development of nuclear fuel for a wide variety of naval and land based power plants. Elder Scott received an honorary Doctor of Christian Service degree from Brigham Young University in 2008.
    • Full Name Robert D. Hales
    • Born 1932
    • Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States

    • Prior to his call to full-time Church service, Elder Hales had a distinguished business career, serving in executive positions with three major national companies.
    • Elder Hales was born in New York City on August 24, 1932. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot.
    • Full Name Jeffrey R. Holland
    • Born December 3, 1940
    • Place of Birth St. George, Utah, United States

    • A student leader and varsity athlete at Dixie High School and Dixie College in his native St. George, Utah, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English and religious education, respectively, from Brigham Young University. He obtained master and doctor of philosophy degrees in American Studies from Yale University.
    • Full Name David A. Bednar
    • Born June 15, 1952
    • Place of Birth Oakland, California, United States

    • Elder Bednar was born on June 15, 1952, in Oakland, California. He served as a full-time missionary in Southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. He also received a doctoral degree in organizational behavior from Purdue University.
    • After completing his education, Elder Bednar was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and at the University of Arkansas. He then served as the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (formerly Ricks College) from 1997-2004.
    • Full Name Quentin L. Cook
    • Born 1940
    • Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

    • Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of a California health care system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He has been a board member of several profit and not-for-profit corporations.
    • He has served the Church as a bishop, stake president and counselor in the San Francisco California Stake, and regional representative and Area Authority in the North America West Area. As a young man, he was a missionary in the British Mission.
    • Full Name D. Todd Christofferson
    • Born 1945
    • Place of Birth Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States

    • Prior to his call to serve as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Christofferson was associate general counsel of NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Commerce Union Bank of Tennessee in Nashville, where he was also active in community affairs and interfaith organizations.
    • Full Name Neil L. Andersen
    • Born August 9, 1951
    • Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

    • He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he was a Hinckley Scholar, and earned a master's of business administration from Harvard University. After completing his education, he settled in Tampa, Florida, where his business interests included advertising, real estate development, and health care.
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Prophets 4-29-2014
List of the modern day prophets.