Carl W. Buehner

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Carl W. Buehner
Photograph of Carl W. Buehner
Second Assistant in the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association
September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30) – 1967
Called by Joseph T. Bentley
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1952 (1952-04-06) – September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)
Called by Joseph L. Wirthlin
End reason Honorable release of Joseph L. Withlin and his counselors
Personal details
Born Carl William Buehner
(1898-12-27)December 27, 1898
Stuttgart, Germany
Died November 11, 1974(1974-11-11) (aged 75)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
40°41′53″N 111°50′31″W / 40.698°N 111.842°W / 40.698; -111.842 (Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park)
Spouse Lucille Thurmon
Children 4
Parents Carl F. and Anna Buehner

Carl William Buehner (December 27, 1898 – November 11, 1974) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1952 to 1961 and was the Republican Party candidate for governor of Utah in the 1968 election.

Buehner was born in Stuttgart, Germany. As a child, his family emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. Buehner was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Prior to his call as a general authority, Buehner was a bishop and stake president of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City and was a member of the Church Welfare Committee. In 1952, he was asked to become the second counselor to the church's Presiding Bishop Joseph L. Wirthlin. He acted in this capacity until 1961, when Wirthlin was succeeded by John H. Vandenburg.

Immediately following his release, Buehner was asked to be the second assistant to Joseph T. Bentley in the general superintendency of the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. When Bentley was succeeded by G. Carlos Smith in 1962, Buehner was again asked to serve as second assistant. He acted in this capacity until he was released in 1967 and succeeded by George R. Hill.

Buehner went on to serve as a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles. He was also president of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for his contribution to the Boy Scouts.

In 1968, Buehner was nominated by the Utah Republican Party as a candidate for the state governorship. Buehner was defeated easily by Democratic incumbent Calvin L. Rampton.[1]

Buehner died in Salt Lake City. He was married to Lucille Thurman and was the father of four children.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Verl F. Scott
Second Assistant in the
 Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association (Young Men) 

September 30, 1961 – 1967
Succeeded by
George R. Hill III
Preceded by
Thorpe B. Isaacson
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1952 – September 30, 1961
Succeeded by
Victor L. Brown