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Let’s get to know President Dallin H. Oaks!

03/31/23 | 1 min read
We may get to hear from him soon at general conference.

When President Dallin H. Oaks was young, he earned money sweeping out a radio repair shop. He became so interested in radio that he got his operator’s license before he turned 16 years old! Here are some other facts about him.

President Oaks:

  • Was raised by his mother after his father died when he was seven years old.
  • Met his first wife, June, while announcing high school basketball games as a college freshman.
  • Raised six children with June. After she passed away, he married Kristen M. McCain.
  • Served as president of Brigham Young University in the 1970s.
  • Earned a law degree and taught law for ten years.
  • Was a judge on the Utah Supreme Court until he was called to be an Apostle in 1984.
  • Was set apart as First Counselor in the First Presidency in January 2018.

General conference starts tomorrow!

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Learn more about President Oaks here.