85 years ago today - Oct 3, 1934

[President Heber J. Grant]
Brother Charles A. Callis called on me this afternoon and handed me a letter. I had asked for the Council of the Twelve to send me a name of someone whom they would like to fill the vacancy in the quorum on account of the fact that I expected to use a member of the Twelve for my counselor, and each one sent me a name. David O. McKay sent me three so that I have thirteen names to pick from. Each one nominated a different man, all of them fine men. Several of the brethren wrote short notes referring to the splendid qualifications of their candidate, and Brother Callis wrote me a letter speaking very strongly in favor of his candidate. I concluded to make the letter part of my journal inasmuch as the young man who is his candidate happens to be my son-in-law. All of the letters I shall destroy.

[Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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