Which General Authority (Quorum of the Twelve) learned that he was called to the Quorum of the Twelve by reading about it in a newspaper?
a. Orson Pratt
b. Parley P. Pratt
c. Orson Hyde
d. Wilford Woodruff
C Henry Thorpe Beal Isaacson
From the life of Henry Thorpe Beal Isaacson: One day Thorpe B. Isaacson, whose young son, a victim of polio, was confined to an iron lung, called on his friend Presiding Bishop LeGrand Richards and asked if they might pray together in the boy’s behalf. During the father’s prayer, Bishop Richards heard this faithful man promise the Lord that if he would spare his son, he would do anything to serve him. The boy’s life was preserved and not long afterward, Brother Isaacson had the opportunity to make good his commitment, for Bishop Richards was inspired to present his name to the First Presidency as his choice for second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. Brother Isaacson readily accepted the call and willingly relinquished his prosperous position as a life insurance executive. He had spent year’s building up a continuing income, which he was willing to forfeit if his company would not allow him to maintain his agency in absence. The name of Thorpe B. Isaacson is engraved in the limestone walls of the Fort Wayne, Indiana, office of the company he represented, whose leaders selected him as their most outstanding life insurance agent.
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 297-298.