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Charles A. Callis
Full name Charles Albert Callis
Born May 4, 1865(1865-05-04)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Died January 21, 1947 (aged 81)
Place of death Jacksonville, Florida
LDS Church Apostle
Called by Heber J. Grant
Ordained October 12, 1933 (aged 68)
Ordination reason Death of James E. Talmage
End of term January 21, 1947 (aged 81)
End reason Death
Reorganization at end of term Henry D. Moyle ordained
LDS Church General Authority
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Heber J. Grant
Start of term October 12, 1933 (aged 68)
End of term January 21, 1947 (aged 81)
End reason Death

Charles Albert Callis (May 4, 1865 – January 21, 1947) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was ordained an apostle by Church President Heber J. Grant on October 12, 1933 and remained in the Quorum of the Twelve until his death.[1 ]


Early life

Callis was born on May 4, 1865 in Dublin, Ireland to John and Susannah Charlotte Callis. While living in England, Callis met Mormon missionaries in Liverpool and subsequently joined the church along with his three siblings and their widow mother. The Callis family immigrated to Utah Territory in 1875 and settled in Davis County but then moved to the town of Coalville in Summit County where Callis worked in the coal mines and spent his childhood. His mother married George Hyrum Williams on July 25, 1878 and they had several children.[1 ] At the age of 31, Callis was elected to the Utah House in 1896 and served in the 2nd Utah State Legislature in 1897.[2]

Callis's wife, Grace Pack, was the granddaughter of John Pack, who is one of the men pictured on the This is the Place Monument. Her father, Ward Eton Pack, Sr., served in the presidency of the Kamas Stake as well as twice serving as president of the Hawaiian Mission.

Mission to the South

Callis and his wife Grace Elizabeth Pack served a mission to Florida. He later was called as the president of the Southern States Mission of the church. He held this position until his call as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in 1933.


Callis died in Jacksonville, Florida on January 21, 1947 while presiding over the organization of the first stake of the church in the Southern United States.[1 ]

Grave marker of Charles A. Callis.

Published works

  • Callis, Charles A. (1945). Fundamentals of religion: A series of radio addresses. Zion's Printing and Pub. Co. ISBN B0007FAPHG.  


  1. ^ a b c Flake, Lawrence R. (2001). Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company. pp. 461–463. ISBN 1-57345-797-3.  
  2. ^ Bennett, Richard E. (1981 April). "Elder Charles A. Callis: Twentieth-Century Missionary". Ensign: 46. Retrieved 2006-06-06.  

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Joseph F. Merrill
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 12, 1933–January 21, 1947
Succeeded by
J. Reuben Clark


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