About Lowell Tom Perry
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...Lowell Tom Perry (born August 5, 1922 ) is a senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), having become a member of that body in 1974. Currently, he is the third most senior apostle among the ranks of the Church, and is also the oldest member of the Twelve..."
"...Perry was born in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Thomas Perry and his wife Elsie Nora Sonne. Perry, Utah is named for the Perry's ancestor, Gustavus Adolphus Perry and his family, who were among the first settlers at that place..."
"...From the time of Perry's birth until he was eighteen his father was bishop of their Logan ward. From 1942-1944 Perry served as a missionary in the Northern States Mission, headquartered in Chicago. Just after returning from his mission he joined the United States Marines. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division..."
"...Perry first became a general authority by serving in the position of Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1972. The death of Church President Harold B. Lee caused a vacancy among the Twelve Apostles when Spencer W. Kimball of the Quorum moved from the position of President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to that of church president. Perry was called by Kimball on April 6, 1974 to become a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; subsequently he was ordained to the office of apostle on April 11, 1974..."
"...L. Tom Perry married Virginia Lee in the Logan Temple on 18 July 1947. They had three children, including Lee Tom Perry. Virginia died in 1974. In 1976, L. Tom Perry married Barbara Dayton..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'L. Tom Perry', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 November 2011, 23:26 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=L._Tom_Perry&oldid=462179291> [accessed 1 December 2011]