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LDS Church General Authority
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term April 4, 1975 (aged 42)
End of term October 1, 1976 (aged 44)
End reason Position abolished
First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term October 1, 1976 (aged 44)
End of term April 6, 1985 (aged 52)
End reason Called as Presiding Bishop
Presiding Bishop
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term April 6, 1985 (aged 52)
End of term April 2, 1994 (aged 61)
End reason Called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Start of term April 2, 1994 (aged 61)

Robert Dean Hales (born August 24, 1932) is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Currently, he is the eighth most senior apostle among the ranks of the Church. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Hales is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator.

Church service

Hales has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve since April 2, 1994. He was ordained an apostle on April 7, 1994 following the death of Marvin J. Ashton. Hales served previously as the eleventh presiding bishop of the LDS Church between 1985 and 1994, as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy between 1976 and 1985, and as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1975 and 1976.

As a native of New York City, Hales is often the church's point man on dealing with issues in the city. He was involved in some of the early planning that led to the building of the Manhattan New York Temple.

Prior to his appointment to serve as a church general authority, Hales was president of the England London Mission in the late 1970s. Hales served three times as a local bishop in Weston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois and Frankfurt, Germany. He also served as a branch president in Seville, Spain.

Biography

Hales was born in New York City, New York, and raised in Queens. His father Rulon Hales was a successful artist. He received degrees from the University of Utah and Harvard Business School. Hales was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Crandall, whom he met as a college sophomore in Queens, and they have two sons.

During his professional business career, Hales served in executive positions with four major national companies. After joining the Gillette Co., he became president of Papermate, a division of Gillette. Then he joined Max Factor as a vice president, and later headed Hughes Television Network. Just prior to his call to be a general authority, he was president of Chesebrough-Pond's.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Victor L. Brown
Presiding Bishop
1985—1994
Succeeded by
Merrill J. Bateman
Preceded by
Richard G. Scott
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 7, 1994—
Succeeded by
Jeffrey R. Holland

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