To date, 11 men born outside of the United
States have served in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Five of these men were
born in England, and one each in Canada, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Mexico and
Germany. In addition, two apostles, N. Eldon Tanner and Hugh B. Brown, were
Canadian citizens, but both were born in Salt Lake County. The 11 apostles born
outside of the United States are:
John Taylor: Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Born 1 November 1808. Ordained an apostle 19 December 1838.
George Q. Cannon: Liverpool, Lancashire Co., England. Born 11 January 1827. Ordained an apostle 26 August 1860.
George Teasdale: London, England. Born 8 December 1831. Ordained an apostle 16 October 1882.
Marriner Wood Merrill: Sackville, Westmoreland Co., New Brunswick, Canada. Born 25 September
1832. Ordained an apostle 7 October 1889.
Anthon Henrik Lund: Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark. Born 15 May 1844. Ordained an apostle 7 October 1889.
Charles William Penrose: London, England. Born 4 February 1832. Ordained an apostle 7 July
James Edward Talmage: Hungerford, Berkshire Co., England. Born 21 September 1862. Ordained an apostle 8 December
John Andreas Widtsoe: Daloe, Island of Froyen, Trondhjem, Norway. Born 31 January 1872. Ordained an apostle 17 March
Charles Albert Callis: Dublin, Ireland. Born 4 May 1865. Ordained an apostle 12 October
Marion G. Romney: Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Born 19 September 1897. Ordained an apostle 11 October
Dieter F. Uchtdorf: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, a native German. Born 6 November 1940. Sustained as an apostle 2 October 2004.