We find some great Mormon gems on YouTube!

Our latest is this video: Chronology of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, 1832-2018.

The average age of and the total tenure in years is also included to the right.

Nice job Stephen!

The video’s description on YouTube reads as follows:

Chronology of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Video frames were constructed using the ggplot2 package in R, and the video was created using ffmpeg and audacity. This latest update includes the average age of the apostles and their combined tenure. (The filled arrows are the current age and tenure, the unfilled arrows are the historical highs.) I also slowed down the transitions.

Data supporting this video were obtained from wikipedia.org: “Chronology of the First Presidency (LDS Church)” and “Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church)”. Data were also obtained from “Changes in Seniority to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”, a masters thesis by Travis Q. Mecham, May 2009, Utah State University.

Chronology of the LDS Mormon First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, 1832-2018