55 years ago today - Apr 1, 1966

(Spring) The first issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought is published. Dialogue is the longest running independent publication devoted to Mormonism. Characterized by scholarly historical articles, personal essays on contemporary issues, fiction, poetry, graphic arts, and lively letters to the editor. Six men are appointed as general authorities after affliliation with Dialogue: Dallin H. Oaks (board of editors, 1966-70; author 1968), Richard B. Wirthlin (author, 1968), Joseph C. Muren (author, 1969), Ronald E. Poelman (board of advisors, 1970-72), G. Homer Durham (author, 1973), Francis M. Gibbons (author, 1975).

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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