[Heber J. Grant]
The Presidency discussed the question of filling the vacancy in the office of Presiding Patriarch, and we did not feel impressed to nominate Hyrum G. Smith's son, so we concluded to allow matters to continue as they are now with Nicholas G. Smith as acting patriarch.
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]