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Thorpe B. Isaacson
Full name Henry Thorpe Beal Isaacson
Born September 6, 1898(1898-09-06)
Place of birth Ephraim, Utah
Died November 9, 1970 (aged 72)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church General Authority
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Called by LeGrand Richards
Start of term December 12, 1946 (aged 48)
End of term April 6, 1952 (aged 53)
End reason Honorable release of LeGrand Richards and his counselors
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Called by Joseph L. Wirthlin
Start of term April 6, 1952 (aged 53)
End of term September 30, 1961 (aged 63)
End reason Honorable release of Joseph L. Wirthlin and his counselors
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by David O. McKay
Start of term September 30, 1961 (aged 63)
End of term October 28, 1965 (aged 67)
End reason Called as Counselor in the First Presidency
Counselor in the First Presidency
Called by David O. McKay
Start of term October 28, 1965 (aged 67)
End of term January 18, 1970 (aged 71)
End reason Dissolution of First Presidency on the death of David O. McKay
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Joseph Fielding Smith
Start of term January 23, 1970 (aged 71)
End of term November 9, 1970 (aged 72)
End reason Death

Henry Thorpe Beal Isaacson (September 6, 1898 – November 9, 1970) was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as a counselor in the First Presidency to church president David O. McKay from 1965 to 1970.

Isaacson was born in Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah to parents Martin Isaacson and Mary Jemima Beal. He was ordained a high priest in 1941 by Charles A. Callis of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In 1946 he became a second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric to Presiding Bishop LeGrand Richards, and then as first counselor to Presiding Bishop Joseph L. Wirthlin in 1952. In 1961 he was sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve Apostles.

On October 28, 1965, Isaacson was sustained as a counselor in the First Presidency to church president David O. McKay. Isaacson suffered a stroke on February 7, 1966, which severerly limited his activities as a counselor. Alvin R. Dyer was added as a counselor to the First Presidency to fill the role Isaacson was to perform. Isaacson was released from the First Presidency upon McKay's death on January 18, 1970, and resumed his former position as an Assistant to the Twelve.

Isaacson died in Salt Lake City, Utah.

See also

References

  • 2004 Church Almanac, published by Deseret Morning News, page 61,62

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