Antoine R. Ivins
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|Antoine R. Ivins|
|First Council of the Seventy|
|October 4, 1931– October 18, 1967|
|Called by||Heber J. Grant|
|Born||Antoine Ridgeway Ivins
May 11, 1881
St. George, Utah Territory, United States
|Died||October 18, 1967
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Spouse||Vilate Ellen Romney
|Parents||Anthony W. Ivins
Elizabeth A. Snow
Youth and family
Ivins was born in St. George, Utah Territory. Ivins spent some of his younger years in Mexico. Ivins was the son of Anthony W. Ivins, an LDS apostle and counselor in the First Presidency. His mother was Elizabeth Ashby Snow Ivins, the daughter of LDS Apostle Erastus Snow.
From 1931 until 1933 Ivins was the president of the Mexican Mission of the LDS Church. He succeeded Rey L. Pratt in this position. At this time, the mission not only had responsibility for all of Mexico, but also for all proselytizing efforts among the Spanish-speaking populations of the Southwest United States. Ivins performed the first translation of the temple endowment into a language other than English: in cooperation with Eduardo Balderas, he translated it into Spanish.
From 1931 until his death, Ivins was a member of the First Council of the Seventy. He was the presiding member of the Council from 1963. He also served as a member of the General Welfare Advisory Committee of the Church.
- Balderas, Eduardo, "How the Scriptures Came to Be Translated into Spanish", Ensign, September 1972.
- Introduction to BYU devotional by Ivins in 1963.
- Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake CIty: Deseret Book Company, 1936) Vol. 4, p. 749.
- Introductory notes connected with the University of Utah's Antoine R. Ivins papers collection.
- Conference Report, October 1952