80 years ago today - Sep 10, 1942

[Heber J. Grant]

At 9:45 met with a committee of five or six of the Apostles, and we discussed the question of appointing a patriarch. It is ten years since Hyrum G. Smith, the Presiding Patriarch, died. The brethren made a report that the Twelve had met twice in the Temple in the last week discussing the matter. I told them the Presidency would talk it over later and make some recommendations. I think that at the next General Conference we should appoint a Patriarch. I had no recommendation to make today.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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