Pres. Smith stated that the object of the meeting was to take into consideration the question as to whom we would favor as next United States senator from Utah—whether a member of the quorum of apostles, a member of the church, or a gentile. All the brethren of the Twelve expressed themselves, and it seemed to be the feeling of the majority of those present that none of the apostles could be spared from the ministry, but at the same time the next senator should be a member of the church, as the gentiles had already had a full share of representation in congress.
It was moved that so far as this matter concerned the brethren, the nomination be left to the First Presidency. Carried.
[Source: Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]