The Sustaining of Church Officers

Marion G. Romney


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 manifest it. Contrary, by the same sign.

[A call of “no” from several in the congregation]

Elder McConkie: President Romney, it appears that there are three negative votes. This is to advise those so voting that they may meet with Elder Gordon B. Hinckley of the Council of the Twelve following this session. Thank you.

President Romney: Thank you.

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 by any, by the same sign.

It is proposed that we sustain as the 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 Apostles: Ezra Taft Benson, Mark E. Petersen, LeGrand Richards, Howard W. Hunter, Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, Marvin J. Ashton, Bruce R. McConkie, L. Tom Perry, David B. Haight, and James E. Faust. All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there by any, by the same sign.

The counselors in the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators. All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any.

As the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and the members of the First Quorum of the Seventy: Franklin D. Richards, J. Thomas Fyans, Neal A. Maxwell, Carlos E. Asay, M. Russell Ballard, Dean L. Larsen, Royden G. Derrick. 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: Marion D. Hanks, A. Theodore Tuttle, Theodore M. Burton, Paul H. Dunn, Hartman Rector, Jr., Loren C. Dunn, Robert L. Simpson, Rex D. Pinegar, William Grant Bangerter, Robert D. Hales, Adney Y. Komatsu, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Gene R. Cook, Charles Didier, William R. Bradford, George P. Lee, John H. Groberg, Jacob de Jager, Vaughn J. Featherstone, Robert E. Wells, G. Homer Durham, James M. Paramore, Richard G. Scott, Hugh W. Pinnock, F. Enzio Busche, Yoshihiko Kikuchi, Ronald E. Poelman, Derek A. Cuthbert, Robert L. Backman, Rex C. Reeve, Sr., F. Burton Howard, Teddy E. Brewerton, Jack H. Goaslind, Jr. 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; and J. Richard Clarke, as second counselor. All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary by the same sign. As emeritus General Authorities: Eldred G. Smith, S. Dilworth Young, Sterling W. Sill, Henry D. Taylor, Bernard P. Brockbank, James A. Cullimore, Joseph Anderson, John H. Vandenberg, O. Leslie Stone. All in favor, please manifest it. Contrary, if there be any, by the same sign.

As Regional Representatives: All Regional Representatives as they are at present constituted.

The Sunday School: Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, president; Elder Ronald E. Poelman, first counselor; and Elder Jack H Goaslind, Jr., second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Young Men: Elder Robert L. Backman, president; Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, first counselor; and Elder Rex D. Pinegar, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Relief Society: Barbara B. Smith, president; Marian R. Boyer, first counselor; and Shirley W. Thomas, second counselor; with all members of the board as at present constituted.

The Young Women: Elaine A. Cannon, president; Arlene B. Darger, first counselor; and Norma B. Smith, second counselor; with all members of the board as present constituted.

The Primary Association: Dwan J. Young, president; Virginia B. Cannon, first counselor; and Michaelene P. Grassli, second counselor; with all members as at present constituted.

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

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