Thomas S. Monson( August 21, 1927 - Present )
Thomas Spencer Monson is an American religious leader, author, and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . As president, Monson is considered by adherents of the religion to be a "prophet, seer, and revelator." A printer by trade, Monson has spent most of his life engaged in various church leadership positions and public service.
Monson was ordained an LDS apostle at age 36, served in the First Presidency under three church presidents and was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from March 12, 1995, until he became President of the Church on February 3, 2008. He succeeded Gordon B. Hinckley as church president.
Monson has received four honorary doctorate degrees, as well as the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo and the Wo...