140 years ago today - Oct 16, 1882

Ordination of the first Utah-born apostle, Heber J. Grant. Grant is also the first general authority who has previously experienced a nervous breakdown. As an apostle his debts result in chronic insomnia and nervousness that he frequently fears are pushing him toward another breakdown. Grant's concern for his emotional health is underscored by mental problems he later observes in four fellow general authorities.

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

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