45 years ago today - Aug 19, 1975-Tuesday

[Leonard Arrington]

We had no idea of the strenuous program of the General Authorities. Paul [Dunn] interviewing missionaries on his back, going from place to place. And the price the family pays-never go to Church with family, no weekends, gone long periods on mission tours, youngest daughter has feelings of insecurity, cries pitifully when they leave, arrange for someone to stay with her. Only sixteen years old.

Paul Dunn says Duff [Marrion D.] Hanks did not know in advance of his change from Seventy to Assistant to the Council of Twelve, that he was completely surprised, that he regarded it as a demotion-moved from a quorum to assistant to a quorum, theoretically from a lifetime appointment to one which is not necessarily a lifetime appointment. Says he did not request a move from the Council of Seventy. Says the Council is giving serious thought to constituting the First Quorum.

[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]

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