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Significant Events
Thomas S. Monson, Served 2008–
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Significant Events

Birth: Born August 21, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah to G. Spencer and Gladys Condie Monson.

Marriage: Married Frances Beverly Johnson on October 7, 1948.

Ordained an Apostle: October 10, 1963 at age 36.

Became President: 2008

Thomas S. Monson

Historical Summary
1927 August 21   Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to G. Spencer and Gladys Condie Monson.
1945   Joined US Naval Reserves.
1948   Graduated cum laude from University of Utah.
1948   Became professionally associated with Deseret News.
1948 October 7   Married Frances Beverly Johnson.
1950 May 7   Sustained as bishop of Sixth-Seventh Ward of Temple View Stake in Utah.
1955 June   Sustained as counselor in stake presidency, Temple View Stake, Utah.
1959–1962   Served as president of Canadian Mission headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
1963 October 10   Ordained an Apostle at the age of 36.
1966   Awarded University of Utah’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
1967 - present   Served as a member of the National Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America.
1971   Received first of several distinguished Boy Scouts of America Awards.
1981 December   Appointed by President Ronald Reagan to President’s Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives.
1985 November 10   Called as Second Counselor to President Ezra Taft Benson.
1994 June 5   Called as Second Counselor to President Howard W. Hunter.
1995 March 12   Called as First Counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley.
1997   Received the Minuteman Award from the Utah National Guard.
1997   Received Continuum of Caring Humanitarian Award by Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph Villa.
2004 May 26   Received Distinguished Utahn Award from Salt Lake City and Utah Valley Management Society Chapters.
2007   Received Distinguished Public Service Award from Washington, D.C. chapter of BYU Management Society.