Quentin L. Cook
Quentin LaMar Cook
8 Sep 1940
Logan, Utah, United States
TitleQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
OrganizationQuorum of the Twelve Apostles
Call Date6 Oct 2007
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Quentin L. Cook

Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.

Elder Quentin L. Cook shares the history of missionary work and bears his apostolic testimony of the work.
Quentin L. Cook
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Quentin L. Cook speaks during a session of conference.
Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife walk together after a session of conference.
Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook meet with Michelle Obama.
Elder Quentin L. Cook looks on as President Henry B. Eyring speaks to members of the press about Elder Cook's recent call to the apostleship.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Quentin L. Cook stand with their wives during a temple dedication.

Personal Life

Quentin L. Cook married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children and have eleven grandchildren.

He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, with honors, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University. Utah State University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

He has served the Church as a full-time missionary in the British Mission and as a bishop, stake president in the San Francisco California Stake, Regional Representative, and Area Authority in the North America West Area.

Professional Life

Elder Cook previously served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

At the time of his call to be a General Authority of the Church, he was vice chairman of Sutter Health System. He had previously served as president and chief executive officer of a California healthcare system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He also served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business-related corporations.