Born in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, to John William Hunter and Nellie Marie Rasmussen.
Organized Hunter’s Croonaders, a dance band.
Married Clara May (Claire) Jeffs.
Graduated from Southwestern Law School.
Opened his first law practice.
Called as the first bishop of the El Sereno Ward in California.
Called as president of the Pasadena California Stake.
Served on the building committee for the Los Angeles California Temple.
Was ordained an Apostle by President David O. Mckay.
Served as president of the Genealogical Society.
Was appointed president and chairman of the board of the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Supervised the dedication of the Granite Mountain Records Vault.
Coordinated the first Church-sponsored world conference on records and the world convention and seminar on genealogy.
Was appointed Church Historian and Recorder.
Authorized by the First Presidency to negotiate the purchase of property for the BYU Jerusalem Center.
Attended and conducted the dedicatory services for the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden and received the medal of the city from Jerusalem’s mayor.
Clara Jeffs Hunter died.
Set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Dedicated the BYU Jerusalem Center.
Married Inis Bernice Egan Stanton.
Became President of the Church.
Dedicated the Orlando Florida Temple.
Presided over the creation of the Church’s 2,000th stake, the Mexico City Mexico Contreras Stake.
Dedicated the Bountiful Utah Temple.
Died in Salt Lake City, Utah.