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 Nathan Eldon Tanner

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Nathan Eldon Tanner

  • Birth 9 May 1898 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 1982 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 6326468

Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From his youngest years, Eldon Tanner was committed to Church service. In 1932 he became counselor to a bishop in Cardston; two years later he was made bishop of the Cardston First Ward. He became president of the Edmonton Branch in 1938, was later called to the high council in the Lethbridge Stake, and in 1953 became the first president of the Calgary Stake, which office he held until his call as an assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1960. Elder Tanner was appointed president of the Genealogical Society of the Church, in which assignment he served enthusiastically until his call to the First Presidency in October 1963. At the death of President McKay in January 1970, he was named Second Counselor to President Joseph Fielding Smith. Following President Smith's death in July 1972, he became First Counselor to President Harold B. Lee. President Lee's death in December 1973 brought Spencer W. Kimball to the presidency; President Tanner was sustained as his First Counselor.

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  • Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
  • Added: 6 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6326468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Eldon Tanner (9 May 1898–27 Nov 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6326468, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .