Just to re-explain, I check the 2010 Church Almanac and Church News for this information. I have just been looking at General Authorities, Temple and Mission President because their bio information is available. As I post this, I will get other information from knowledgeable, “in the know” folks on other leaders.
One other thing I wondered is how many LDS “Celebrities” get high level calls like this? I note this because Bruce Summerhays, a professional Golfer was just called as a Mission President and Gifford Nielsen, a former BYU star Quarterback was called to be an Area Authority 70. I also recall that Dale Murphy, star Baseball player for the Atlanta Braves was a Bishop and a Mission President.
So as you look at the list for this year, the trend away from nepotism continues with a lot of leaders called from the areas they will serve in. But, BYU professors, high ranking Church and CES emplyees and “well known” Church people continue to get calls. many Temple Presidents are former GAs, mainly from the 2nd Quorum of 70 or emeritus GAs.
I was also thinking of doing a survey of professions since we now have more corporate types becoming GAs. What do you think about that idea?
2010 Nepotism Update
|Gerritt W Gong||1st Quorum 70||Son in Law||Richard P Lindsey||2nd Quorum 70|
|Bradford James Brower||Miss Pres 2010||Son in Law||M. Russell Ballard||Quorum of 12|
|Robert Spence Ellsworth||Miss Pres 2010||Grandson in Law||Ezra Taft Benson||President|
|Derek Lane Cordon||Miss Pres 2010||Son in Law||Harold G. Hillam||Pres of 70|
|James R. Matsumori||Miss Pres 2010||Husband||Vicki F. Matsumori||Prim GP 2nd C|
|Kent Hales Cannon||Miss Pres 2010||Son||George I Cannon||1st Quorum 70|
|George Holbrook Groberg||Miss Pres 2010||Brother||John H Groberg||1st Quorum 70|
|Stephen Elroy Jones||Miss Pres 2010||Son in Law||Dwan J. Young||Prim GP|