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Quentin L. Cook
Full name Quentin LaMar Cook
Born September 8, 1940 (1940-09-08) (age 69)
Place of birth Logan, Utah
LDS Church Apostle
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Ordained October 11, 2007 (aged 67)
Ordination reason Death of James E. Faust; Henry B. Eyring added to First Presidency
LDS Church General Authority
Second Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term April 6, 1996 (aged 55)
End of term April 5, 1998 (aged 57)
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term April 5, 1998 (aged 57)
End of term October 6, 2007 (aged 67)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Presidency of the Seventy
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term August 1, 2007 (aged 66)
End of term October 6, 2007 (aged 67)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term October 6, 2007 (aged 67)

Quentin LaMar Cook (born September 8, 1940) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Currently, he is the thirteenth most senior apostle in the ranks of the Church.

Biographical background

Born in Logan, Utah, Cook is among three children of Bernice Kimball and J. Vernon Cook. He is a great-great grandson of LDS Church apostle Heber C. Kimball and great-grandson of David Patten Kimball.

From 1960 to 1962, Cook served as an LDS Church missionary to England. After his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Gaddie, in the Logan Utah Temple on November 30, 1962. He graduated from Utah State University in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in political science and from Stanford Law School in 1966.

The Cooks moved to Hillsborough, California, where they had three children. Cook worked for 27 years as a corporate attorney, becoming a managing partner of Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson and Horn in the San Francisco Bay area; for three years as president and chief executive officer of California Healthcare System (CHS); and then for some time as vice chairman of Sutter Health System. His tenure at CHS was marked by controversy as he orchestrated the lease of the once-public Marin General Hospital; the lease resulted in the transfer of millions of dollars of public funds to CHS.[1] Cook also volunteered for 14 years as city attorney.

Church service

Within the LDS Church, Cook has served as a member of the presidency of the Pacifica Stake, San Francisco Stake, a regional representative, an area seventy in the North American West Area, and Executive Director of the Missionary Department during his service as a general authority.

Cook was called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy on April 6, 1996, to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 5, 1998, and to the Presidency of the Seventy on August 1, 2007.

Filling a vacancy created by Henry B. Eyring being called to be a member of the First Presidency, he was sustained to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 6, 2007 .[2] As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Cook is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

Publications

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sutter's Empire Strikes Back", SF Weekly, 1998-01-21.
  2. ^ "Church President Names New Leaders." LDS Newsroom. October 6, 2007.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
David A. Bednar
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 2007—
Succeeded by
D. Todd Christofferson
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