About Nathan Eldon Tanner
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...Nathan Eldon Tanner (May 9, 1898 – November 27, 1982) was a teacher, business leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and a municipal and provincial politician from the Canadian province of Alberta. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, but his family soon moved to Aetna outside of Cardston, Alberta, where he was raised..."
"...Nathan Eldon Tanner was born on May 9, 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His family had a farmstead just south of Cardston, Alberta. He grew up in southern Alberta..."
"...Tanner eventually became a high school teacher in Cardston. He got his start in the political arena serving as a councillor on Cardston Town Council..."
"...Premier William Aberhart appointed Tanner to the Executive Council of Alberta (cabinet) as the Minister of Lands and Mines on January 5, 1937..."
"...In 1960, Tanner was called to be an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a full-time general authority of the LDS church. In the church, he preferred to be referred to as "N. Eldon Tanner". In 1962, Apostle George Q. Morris's passing opened up a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which Tanner was called to fill. Named to the Quorum of the Twelve in October 1962, he was its second most junior member one year later when he was called into the First Presidency as second counselor to Church President David O. McKay..."
"...Tanner remained in this position for the presidency of Joseph Fielding Smith (1970-1972), and then became first counselor to Smith's successor Harold B. Lee, remaining first counselor to Lee and Spencer W. Kimball until his own death..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Nathan Eldon Tanner', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 October 2011, 17:25 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nathan_Eldon_Tanner&oldid=456038323> [accessed 14 November 2011]