Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Oaks Makes Waves
By Krista Cook, About.com Guide October 6, 2013
Elder Dallin H. Oaks distinguished himself at General Conference again by giving a powerful address that is already causing digital ripples throughout cyberspace.
With his characteristic thoroughness, logic, reasoning, legal training and eloquence, Elder Oaks' leaves no doubt what the Church's position is and what it will remain.
You can review his profile. I will, of course, be adding his latest address, and relevant quotes, to it as soon as they become available. In the meantime, you can access the video archive of his talk.
Photo courtesy of © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at the Sunday morning session of general conference, 6 October 2013
Means Business: 10
Fluency in Legalese: 10
Years as a justice on the Utah Supreme Court: 4
Signature Move: Giving talks in the form of structured, logical arguments
• Taught law at the University of Chicago
• Associate Justice of the Utah Supreme Court and was on President Reagan’s short list for the US Supreme Court (before being called as an Apostle)
• Prankster in high school and college
• Served as chairman of the Board of Directors for PBS (5 years) and the Polynesian Cultural Center (8 years)
Followers of Christ (April 2013 General Conference)
Protect the Children (October 2012 General Conference)
Sacrifice (April 2012 General Conference)