What Harvard graduate and future apostle did what no other student at Harvard achieved?
a. John A. Widtsoe
b. James E. Talmage
c. Stephen L. Richards
d. Charles W. Penrose
C Reed Smoot
From the life of Reed Smoot: Brother Smoot’s thirty-year career in the Senate was outstanding. As a legislator he made particular contributions in the field of government finance, and in 1932 President Hoover told the citizens of Utah that Senator Smoot “knew more about the government than any other man.” Twice he was requested to fill the presidential nomination on the Republican ticket—if only he would denounce his religion. This Senator Smoot refused to do with a statement that will long inspire those who acquaint themselves with his life: “If I had to take my choice of being a deacon in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or being President of the United States, I would be a deacon.”
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 428-429.