George A. Smith
*In 1875, when dealing with in the council of the Twelve Apostles in 1875, Brigham Young ruled that if a council member had been disciplined and removed from the council, his seniority was based on the date of readmission. By this ruling, both Orson Hyde and Orson Pratt were moved down in quorum seniority. As a result, John Taylor replaced Hyde as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Therefore, Taylor rather than Hyde succeeded Brigham Young as President of the Church after Young’s death.