80 years ago today - Jul 1, 1943

[Joseph Fielding Smith]
President Grant also presented the name of a brother to fill one of the vacancies in the Council, but at this time we are not at liberty to reveal it. I will merely say that it came as a surprise to me. He [i.e., Spencer W. Kimball] is from one of the stakes of the far south.

[Joseph Fielding Smith, Diary (an eradicated entry, reading, in part), 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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