Ben B. Banks

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Ben B. Banks
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06) – October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1999 (1999-08-15) – August 15, 2002 (2002-08-15)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born Benjamin Berry Banks
(1932-04-04) April 4, 1932 (age 82)
Murray, Utah, United States

Benjamin Berry Banks (born April 4, 1932) was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1999 to 2002 and has been a general authority of the LDS Church since 1989. Banks has also been a president of the church's Jordan River Utah Temple.

Banks was born in Murray, Utah.

Among church positions Banks held prior to his call as a general authority was that of stake president[1] and bishop. From 1987 to 1989 he was president of the church's Scotland Edinburgh Mission.

On April 1, 1989, Banks was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1992. Among other assignments while a general authority, Banks served for a time as Assistant Director of the church's Historical Department.[2] He served as president of the Utah South Area of the church during the late 1990s.[3] In 1997, Banks presided at the groundbreaking for the Monticello Utah Temple.[4]

In 2002, Banks became an emeritus general authority and the president of the Jordan River Utah Temple.[5] He continued in this position until 2005.[6]

In September 2005 Banks was called to serve with his wife Susan as directors of Church Hosting.[7] He was still serving in this position in 2006.[8]


  1. ^ Church News, 1999-04-20.[full citation needed]
  2. ^ Church News, 1998-04-19, p. Z05[full citation needed]
  3. ^ Church News, 1998-11-07, p. Z5[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Church News, 1997-11-22, p. Z3[full citation needed]
  5. ^ Church News, 2002-08-04, p. Z12[full citation needed]
  6. ^ Church News, 2005-08-20, p. Z13[full citation needed]
  7. ^ Church News, 2005-09-24, p. Z04[full citation needed]
  8. ^ Church News, 2006-05-27, p. Z04[full citation needed]


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