85 years ago today - Sep 27, 1935

[Heber J. Grant]
I have heard many people say that President Joseph F. Smith always appointed relatives to positions of importance in the Church. Every time that any one mentioned a relative he has appointed, I would ask that person who he would suggest for the position, and I was capable on all occasions of making him admit that President Smith's relative was better qualified for the position than the person he suggested.

I have to take it for granted, of course, that Bother Jones as the President of the Moapa Stake, in making appointments has selected the best person for the office; if he has done this, the fact that those appointed are relatives should have no bearing on the subject.

[Heber J. Grant, Letter to Kate L. Taylor, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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