Date: September 09, 2019 11:18AM
90 years ago my great grandfather was probably considered for apostleship. If he would have been made one he would have been a "prophet."
"Hugh B. Brown was close to the leadership of the Church from the days when he came to the favorable attention of Elder Heber J. Grant in England in 1904 and was married to Zina Card by President Joseph F . Smith in 1908. There are reports that he was considered for an apostleship in the 1930's, but his position as first chairman of the Utah State Liquor Commission made appointment inadvisable . Close and sustained relationship s with such Mormon leaders as J. Reuben Clark , Jr., Henry D. Moyle , Albert E . Bowen , Harold B . Lee and Presidents Grant and McKay preceded the call which finally came two decades later."https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V10N01_70.pdf
But he was probably not as good at climbing their ladder.
"...to acquire the social graces which befitted the spouse of a granddaughter of Brigham Young; the Brown children enjoy telling how "it took Mother two years to teach Dad to change his socks."
Too much naked ambition until his later years.
"Men without humor tend to forget their source, lose sight of their goal . . . . "
"No one deserves to believe unless he has served an apprenticeship in doubt."
He was eclipsed by humorless men who never served an apprenticeship in doubt.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2019 11:20AM by Elder Berry.