General Authorities

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder Dallin H. Oaks has served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since May 1984.

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.

He has been an officer or member of the board of many business, educational, and charitable organizations. He is the author or co-author of many books and articles on religious and legal subjects. In May, 2013, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awarded him the Canterbury Medal for “courage in the defense of religious liberty.”

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Keys and Authority of the PriesthoodApril 2014 General Conference

No Other GodsOctober 2013 General Conference

Followers of ChristApril 2013 General Conference

Protect the ChildrenOctober 2012 General Conference

SacrificeApril 2012 General Conference

Teachings of JesusOctober 2011 General Conference

DesireApril 2011 General Conference

Two Lines of CommunicationOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Dallin H. Oaks

Full Name Dallin H. Oaks

Born 1932

Place of Birth Provo, Utah, United States

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