[Heber J. Grant]
David O. McKay called the first thing this morning and we had a still further talk with him regarding the appointment of a patriarch. I told him that personally I would like to see my son-in-law made the patriarch but I would very much prefer his brother Calvin; that unless the brethren agreed with me I certainly did not want them to vote in favor of Willard just because he happens to be my son-in-law. I think it will be a great shock to Willard if we appoint him, and that he would prefer to have a business career instead of an official position in the Church.
[Source: The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]