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President Thomas S. Monson to speak at BYU devotional Nov. 13

President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver a Brigham Young University devotional address on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The devotional will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and For rebroadcast information, visit

President Monson has served as a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ since Nov. 10, 1985, serving as counselor to Presidents Ezra Taft Benson, Howard W. Hunter and Gordon B. Hinckley. He was ordained an Apostle and called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Oct. 4, 1963, at the age of 36. His other Church callings have included Canadian Mission president, stake president and bishop.

Professionally, President Monson has had a distinguished career in publishing and printing, where he rose to the position of general manager for the Deseret News Press, one of the largest commercial printing firms in the West. With his broad business background, President Monson served for many years as a board member of several prominent businesses and industries.

President Monson has a long association with BYU, where he received his MBA and honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He serves as first vice chairman of the BYU Board of Trustees and on the Church Board of Education.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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