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Nathan Eldon Tanner
Birth: May 9, 1898
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1982
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From his youngest years, Eldon Tanner was committed to Church service. In 1932 he became counselor to a bishop in Cardston; two years later he was made bishop of the Cardston First Ward. He became president of the Edmonton Branch in 1938, was later called to the high council in the Lethbridge Stake, and in 1953 became the first president of the Calgary Stake, which office he held until his call as an assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1960. Elder Tanner was appointed president of the Genealogical Society of the Church, in which assignment he served enthusiastically until his call to the First Presidency in October 1963. At the death of President McKay in January 1970, he was named Second Counselor to President Joseph Fielding Smith. Following President Smith's death in July 1972, he became First Counselor to President Harold B. Lee. President Lee's death in December 1973 brought Spencer W. Kimball to the presidency; President Tanner was sustained as his First Counselor. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan William Tanner (1870 - 1948)
  Sarah Edna Brown Tanner (1878 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Isabelle Merrill Tanner (1898 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nathan Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)
  Hugh Henry Tanner (1905 - 1978)*
  Lucy Lydia Tanner Foote (1908 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Apr 06, 2002
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Nathan Eldon Tanner
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- DL&DL
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014
May you rest in peace~
- LDS Girl
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
Prepare to meet thy God. Amos 4 v12
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 3, 2013
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