Nelson, Russell M. (Russell Marion), 1924-
- Existence: 1924-
- Nelson, Russell Marion, 1924-
Russell M. Nelson (born 1924) is a ecclesiastical leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Russell Marion Nelson was born on September 9, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a child. He earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Utah, and received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He practiced as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and educator.
In 1945 he married Dantzel White in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had ten children. After her death in 2005, he married Wendy L. Watson in 2006.
Nelson has served in various positions in the Church, including as a counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, stake president, and regional representative. He became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in 1984. In 2018 he was set apart as the 17th president of the Church.
Citation:His Metabolic effects of canine infusion with the paracolon pacillus, a contaminant ... 1955.
His The power within us, c1988: CIP t.p. (Russell M. Nelson)
Ltr. fr. Brigham Young Univ., 12-8-88 (Russell Marion Nelson; b. 9-9-24; a surgeon and a general authority for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Wise men and women still adore him, c2010: t.p. (Russell M. Nelson) page 14 (Russell M. Nelson; Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and educator; B.A. and M.D. degrees from University of Utah; Ph.D. from University of Minnesota)
Encyclopedia, c1992: p.1642 (Nelson, Russell M. (Marion); made an apostle April 12, 1984; born September 9, 1924, Salt Lake City, Utah)
General Authority pages, via WWW, Dec. 1, 2014 (Russell M. Nelson; b. 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah; baptized as a child; Aaronic Priesthood as a youth; Melchizedek Priesthood as a young man; m. Dantzel White, 1945, Salt Lake Temple, ten children; medical doctor with specialty as cardiac surgeon; counselor in bishopric, high councilor, stake president, regional representative; sustained to Twelve and ordained an Apostle, 1984; wife, Dantzel White Nelson, d. Feb. 12, 2005; m. Wendy L. Watson, April 6, 2006) http://www.gapages.com/nelsorm1.htm
OCLC, 28 September 2022 (usage: Russell M. Nelson; very little usage for Russell Marion Nelson)
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Contains letters to and from Hugh Nibley including correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks, Russell M. Nelson, Ernest L. Wilkinson, G. Homer Durham, and many other people. The contents are about academic matters. Materials date from 1940 to 2002.