The Sustaining of Church Officers

N. Eldon Tanner


 

Pursuant to the statement just made by President Spencer W. Kimball, we hereby release with a sincere vote of thanks for their excellent services to the First Council of Seventy Elders S. Dilworth Young, A. Theodore Tuttle, Paul H. Dunn, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, Rex D. Pinegar, and Gene R. Cook. This release does not, of course, affect their status as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Will all those who can join with us in expressing sincere appreciation for the excellent services of these Brethren, please indicate it by raising your right hands.

We also hereby release with a vote of thanks for the excellent services he has rendered Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone, who has served faithfully as the second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. Will all those who can join with us in expressing our thanks and appreciation to Bishop Featherstone for his service, please indicate it by raising your right hands.

It is proposed that we sustain President Spencer W. Kimball as prophet, seer, and revelator, and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All in favor please make it manifest. Contrary, by the same sign.

Nathan Eldon Tanner as first counselor in the First Presidency and Marion G. Romney as second counselor in the First Presidency. All in favor please signify it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain, as President of the Council of the Twelve, Elder Ezra Taft Benson. All in favor please manifest it. Those opposed, by the same sign.

As the Quorum of the Twelve: Ezra Taft Benson, Mark E. Petersen, Delbert L. Stapley, LeGrand Richards, Howard W. Hunter, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, L. Tom Perry, and David B. Haight. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Patriarch to the Church, Eldred G. Smith. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign. The counselors in the First Presidency, the Twelve Apostles, and the Patriarch to the Church as prophets, seers, and revelators. All in favor please manifest it.

Spencer W. Kimball as Trustee-in-Trust for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As presidents of the Seventy and as members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Franklin D. Richards, James E. Faust, J. Thomas Fyans, A. Theodore Tuttle, Neal A. Maxwell, Marion D. Hanks, and Paul H. Dunn. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As additional members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Alma Sonne, Sterling W. Sill, Henry D. Taylor, Alvin R. Dyer, Theodore M. Burton, Bernard P. Brockbank, James A. Cullimore, Joseph Anderson, William H. Bennett, John H. Vandenberg, Robert L. Simpson, O. Leslie Stone, William Grant Bangerter, Robert D. Hales, Adney Y. Komatsu, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Seymour Dilworth Young, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, Rex D. Pinegar, Gene Raymond Cook, Charles A. Didier, William R. Bradford, George P. Lee, Carlos E. Asay, M. Russell Ballard, Jr., John H. Groberg, Jacob de Jager, Vaughn J. Featherstone, Dean L. Larsen, Royden G. Derrick, and Robert E. Wells. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As the Presiding Bishopric: Victor L. Brown, Presiding Bishop; H. Burke Peterson as first counselor; J. Richard Clarke as second counselor. All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Regional Representatives: All Regional Representatives of the Quorum of the Twelve as they are at present constituted.

The Aaronic Priesthood, under the direction of the Presiding Bishopric—Victor L. Brown, H. Burke Peterson, and J. Richard Clarke, with all members of the committee as at present constituted.

The Young Women: Ruth Hardy Funk, president; Hortense H. Child, first counselor; Ardeth G. Kapp, second counselor; with all members of the committee as at present constituted.

The Relief Society: Barbara Bradshaw Smith, president; Janeth Russell Cannon, education counselor; and Marian Richards Boyer, homemaking counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Sunday School: Russell M. Nelson, president; B. Lloyd Poelman, first counselor; and Joe J. Christensen, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Primary Association: Naomi Maxfield Shumway, president; Sarah Melissa Broadbent Paulsen, first counselor; and Colleen Bushman Lemmon, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Church Board of Education: Spencer W. Kimball, N. Eldon Tanner, Marion G. Romney, Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, Marion D. Hanks, Paul H. Dunn, Victor L. Brown, and Barbara B. Smith.

All in favor please manifest it. Contrary, by the same sign.

The Church Finance Committee: Wilford G. Edling, Harold H. Bennett, Weston E. Hamilton, David M. Kennedy, and Warren E. Pugh.

The Tabernacle Choir: Oakley S. Evans, president; Jerold D. Ottley, conductor; Donald H. Ripplinger, associate conductor; Alexander Schreiner, chief organist; and Robert Cundick and Roy M. Darley, organists.

All in favor please manifest it. Those opposed, by the same sign.

It seems, President Kimball, that the voting has been unanimous in favor of these officers and the General Authorities.

President Kimball has suggested that Elders Larsen and Wells, whom you have just sustained as new members of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and Bishop Clarke, whom you have just sustained as the second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, take their places on the stand.

Elder Royden G. Derrick, whom you have just sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, is abroad serving as president of the Ireland Dublin Mission.