70 years ago today - Oct 10, 1951

Meeting of the Twelve discusses the previous "controversy" between President Joseph F. Smith and his second counselor Charles W. Penrose over whether it is necessary to confer the priesthood before ordaining to an office. This does not become churchwide policy again for almost six years.

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

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