120 years ago today - Feb 27, 1902

Joseph F. Smith rules that a stake president has the authority to ordain bishops, but only if authorized by the First Presidency. He instructs an apostle to re-ordain a man who has been ordained bishop by his stake president.

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

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