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About Robert Dean Hales
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...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). Currently, he is the eighth most senior apostle among the ranks of the Church..."
"...Hales was born in New York City, New York, and raised in Queens. He was the son of (John) Rulon Hales and his wife Vera Marie Holbrooke. Rulon Hales was a successful artist. He received degrees from the University of Utah and Harvard Business School. Hales was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Crandall, whom he met as a college sophomore in Queens, in the Salt Lake Temple; they have 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. Then he joined Max Factor as a vice president, and later headed Hughes Television Network. Just prior to his call to be a general authority, he was president of Chesebrough-Pond's..."
"...Hales has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve since April 2, 1994. He was ordained an apostle on April 7, 1994 following the death of Marvin J. Ashton. Hales served previously as the eleventh presiding bishop of the LDS Church between 1985 and 1994, as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy between 1976 and 1985, and as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1975 and 1976..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Robert D. Hales', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 January 2012, 08:25 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_D._Hales&oldid=471645266> [accessed 3 February 2012