45 years ago today - Oct 1, 1976

The dissolution of the First Council of the Seventy and the Assistants to the Twelve, who merge into the First Quorum of the Seventy. After this date there is no permanent ranking or membership for the Presidency of the Seventy. The conference also sustains the first ethnic Japanese and first former Buddhist as a general authority, First Quorum of the Seventy's Adney Y. Komatsu, who was born in Hawaii.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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