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George Q. Morris

George Q. Morris
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08) – April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)
LDS Church Apostle
April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08) – April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23)
Reason Death of Matthew Cowley
Reorganization

at end of term
N. Eldon Tanner ordained
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 1951 (1951-10-06) – April 8, 1954 (1954-04-08)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Personal details
Born George Quayle Morris

(1874-02-20)February 20, 1874

Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died April 23, 1962(1962-04-23) (aged 88)

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery

40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W  /  40.7772000°N 111.858000°W  / 40.7772000; -111.858000
Spouse(s) Emma Ramsey, 1905
Children Marian

Margery

Helen[1]

George Quayle Morris (February 20, 1874 – April 23, 1962) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1954 until his death.

Morris was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to Elias Morris and Mary Lois Walker.

George Teasdale, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, ordained George Q. Morris a Seventy on September 13, 1899. Morris was called on a mission to Great Britain in 1899, and served there until 1902. He was set apart as a president in the Second Quorum of Seventy August 19, 1904. He served as president of the Eastern States Mission from 1948 to 1951.

Morris married Emma Ramsey (1878–1964) on June 29, 1905; they had three daughters: Marian, Margery, and Helen.

From 1935 to 1937, Morris was the First Assistant to Albert E. Bowen, the Superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA). In 1937, when Bowen became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Morris succeeded him as YMMIA Superintendent. Morris held this position until 1948, when he was succeeded by Elbert R. Curtis.

Morris became a general authority of the LDS Church on October 6, 1951, when he was appointed an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Morris was ordained an apostle and became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 8, 1954, aged 80. He was selected and ordained by church president David O. McKay. Morris replaced Matthew Cowley in the Quorum, who had died the previous December. Morris was the oldest person in church history to become an apostle and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Morris died on April 23, 1962, aged 88, in Salt Lake City. He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery. His vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve was filled by N. Eldon Tanner.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Entry on GAPages.com

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by

Richard L. Evans
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

April 8, 1954 – April 23, 1962
Succeeded by

Hugh B. Brown
Preceded by

Albert E. Bowen
Superintendent of the

Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association


1937–1948
Succeeded by

Elbert R. Curtis



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