180 years ago today - Dec 19, 1838

John Taylor: Appointed apostle by written revelation 8 July 1838, sustained by conference vote 6 Oct., ordained apostle 19 Dec. 1838, but not sustained as a "prophet, seer, and revelator" until 1877

John E Page: Ordained apostle 19 Dec. 1838, but never sustained as "a prophct, seer, and rcvclator"

They replaced John F. Boynton and Lyman E. Johnson, who had apostatized.

[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]

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