105 years ago today - Feb 15, 1918

President John R. Winder was not ordained an apostle when he was set apart as first counselor to President Joseph F. Smith, nor afterwards, nor at any other time. He was a 'presiding high priest' and so filled the requirement in Section 107, par 22, Doctrine and Covenants. There is no such order as you mention, that persons called as counselors to the president must first be ordained apostles and then set apart as counselors.

[Anthon H. Lund and Charles W. Penrose, Letter to Clarence Gardner, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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