Russell M. Nelson

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Nelson in 2012

Russell Marion Nelson (born September 9, 1924) is the 17th and current President of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) upon replacing Thomas S. Monson in January 2018. He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church. He is also a known cardiothoracic surgeon.[1]

Currently, is the oldest living Mormon apostle.[2]. In July 3, 2015, following the death of President Boyd K. Packer, Nelson became President of the Quorum.

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  1. Hemingway, Heather (12 October 2013). Cohen, Jeff (ed.). "Mormons Worldwide Tune in to Semiannual General Conference". http://blog.chron.com/mormonvoice/2013/10/mormons-worldwide-tune-in-to-semiannual-general-conference/. Jack Sweeney. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 11 September 2014. Russell M. Nelson, an apostle and internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon ... External link in |work= (help)
  2. President Russell M. Nelson: 5 Fun Facts, Aggieland and Mormons, 4 August 2015.