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Robert D. Hales

Robert D. Hales
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
LDS Church Apostle
April 7, 1994 (1994-04-07)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Reason Death of Marvin J. Ashton
Presiding Bishop
April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06) – April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – April 6, 1985 (1985-04-06)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Called as Presiding Bishop
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Position abolished
Military career
1954-1958
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Captain
Personal details
Born Robert Dean Hales
(1932-08-24) August 24, 1932
New York City, New York, United States
Alma mater University of Utah (B.S.)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
Spouse(s) Mary Crandall
Children 2
Signature  
Signature of Robert D. Hales

Robert Dean Hales (born August 24, 1932) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Hales is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator. Currently, he is the fifth most senior apostle among the ranks of the church.[1]

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • LDS Church service 2
  • Works 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Biography

Hales was born in New York City and raised in Queens. He is the son of John Rulon Hales, a successful artist, and his wife, Vera Marie Holbrook. Hales received degrees from the University of Utah and Harvard Business School and was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Crandall, whom he met as a college sophomore in the Salt Lake Temple on 10 June 1953.[2] They are the parents of two sons.

During his professional business career, Hales served in executive positions with four major national companies. After joining the Gillette Co., he became president of Papermate, a division of Gillette. He joined Max Factor as a vice president, and later headed the Hughes Television Network. Just prior to his call to be a general authority, Hales was president of Chesebrough-Pond's.

In 2010, Deseret Book published Hales's book, Return.

LDS Church service

Hales has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve since April 2, 1994. He was ordained an apostle on April 7, 1994, filling a vacancy created by the death of Marvin J. Ashton. Hales served previously as the church's eleventh presiding bishop from 1985 to 1994, as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1976 to 1985, and as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1975 to 1976.

As a native of New York City, Hales is often the church's "point man" on dealing with issues in the city. He was involved in some of the early planning that led to the building of the Manhattan New York Temple.

In the late 1970s, prior to his appointment as a general authority, Hales was president of the England London Mission. He served three times as a bishop in Weston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and Frankfurt, Germany. He served as a branch president in Seville, Spain. He was also a stake high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, and regional representative.

Works

See also

References

  1. ^ Apostolic seniority is generally understood to include all 15 ordained apostles (including the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles). Seniority is determined by date of ordination, not by age or other factors. If two apostles are ordained on the same day, the older of the two is typically ordained first.

    See Succession to the presidency and .
  2. ^ Prophets and Apostles: What Are Prophets?--Robert D. Hales, LDS.org, retrieved 26 July 2015.
  • "Elder Robert Dean Hales: Assistant to the Council of the Twelve", Ensign, May 1975

External links

  • "General Authorities: Elder Robert D. Hales", lds.org
  • Grampa Bill's G.A. Pages: Robert D. Hales
  • Special Witnesses of ChristHales on
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Richard G. Scott
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 7, 1994 –
Succeeded by
Jeffrey R. Holland
Preceded by
Victor L. Brown
Presiding Bishop
1985–1994
Succeeded by
Merrill J. Bateman
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