Dallin H. Oaks Before He Was an Apostle

by | Dec. 09, 2014

Mormon Life

Dallin H. Oaks serves as an apostle of the Quorum of the Twelve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also used to be a radio announcer, a lawyer, a professor, a university president, and a Utah Supreme Court Justce. In this biography of Dallin H. Oaks, read about the stories of his life, his strong work ethic, and his amazing experiences in following spiritual promptings.

Lessons and Stories from His Youth

Early Trials

Dallin experienced sorrow and trials at a very young age. Before he was eight years old, his father, Lloyd, was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Despite all of the medical treatment and priesthood blessings he received, Lloyd did not improve. He passed away, leaving Dallin’s mother, Stella, a widow raising three children all under the age of eight.

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