Russell Nelson

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Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1924 (age 94)
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT

About

American religious leader who was sworn in as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2018. Previously, he was a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for over 30 years.

Before Fame

He earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota and helped develop a heart-lung machine.

Trivia

He authored 10 different inspirational books between 1979 and 2015.

Family Life

His father Marion was a reporter for the Deseret News and his mother's name was Floss. He married nurse and educator Wendy L. Watson in 2006.

Associated With

He succeeded Thomas Monson as the LDS Church president.