President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is speaking Tuesday at Brigham Young University, his first speech at the school since becoming the head of the worldwide church.

Since 1950, BYU has hosted the president of the church for speeches 38 times, according to BYU Speech Archives.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who was president of the church between 1995 and 2008 spoke the most often at BYU while serving as prophet, with 12 speeches. David O. McKay, who was president of the church from 1951 to 1970 spoke nine times and Spencer W. Kimball, who served from 1973 to 1985 spoke eight times at BYU.

Howard W. Hunter, who was only president of the church for nine months between 1994 and 1995, never spoke at BYU. George Albert Smith and Harold B. Lee spoke once, Joseph Fielding Smith and Ezra Taft Benson spoke twice and Thomas S. Monson spoke three times at the university.

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