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George Q. Morris
Full name George Quayle Morris
Born February 20, 1874(1874-02-20)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
Died April 23, 1962 (aged 88)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church Apostle
Called by David O. McKay
Ordained April 8, 1954 (aged 80)
Ordination reason Death of Matthew Cowley
End of term April 23, 1962 (aged 88)
End reason Death
Reorganization at end of term N. Eldon Tanner ordained
LDS Church General Authority
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by David O. McKay
Start of term October 6, 1951 (aged 77)
End of term April 8, 1954 (aged 80)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by David O. McKay
Start of term April 8, 1954 (aged 80)
End of term April 23, 1962 (aged 88)
End reason Death

George Quayle Morris (February 20, 1874 – April 23, 1962) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1954 until his death.

Morris was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to Elias Morris and Mary Lois Walker Morris.

George Teasdale of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ordained George Q. Morris a Seventy on September 13, 1899. He was called on a mission to Great Britain in 1899, and served three years until 1902. He was set apart as a president in the Second Quorum of Seventy August 19, 1904. He served as president of the Eastern States Mission from 1948 to 1951.

Morris married Emma Ramsey (1878–1964) on June 29, 1905; they had three daughters: Marian, Margery, and Helen.

Morris was ordained an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 6, 1951 at age 77, becoming a general authority in the church.

He was ordained an Apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 8, 1954, aged 80, by Church President David O. McKay, replacing Matthew Cowley, who had died the previous December. He was the oldest person in church history to be ordained an apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Morris died on April 23, 1962, aged 88, in Salt Lake City. His vacancy was filled by N. Eldon Tanner.

Grave marker of George Q. Morris.
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Preceded by
Richard L. Evans
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 8, 1954 – April 23, 1962
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Brown
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