Craig A. Cardon

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Craig A. Cardon
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Craig Allen Cardon
(1948-12-30) December 30, 1948 (age 65)
Mesa, Mesa, United States

Craig Allen Cardon (born December 30, 1948) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2006.

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Cardon was born in Mesa, Arizona. He studied accounting and received a bachelor's degree at Arizona State University. He later received a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. During his professional career he was self-employed with various business interests.

On April 1, 2006 Cardon was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of the LDS Church by church president Gordon B. Hinckley. From 2006 to 2011, he served first as a counselor and then as president of the church's Africa West Area. On March 31, 2012 he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 2011, he was assigned as an Assistant Executive Director in the Priesthood Department and also assists in the supervision of two of the church's North American areas.

In 2012, Cardon became the editor of Liahona, Ensign, New Era, and The Friend.

Cardon's previous church service includes a full-time mission in the Italian Mission, president of the Italy Rome Mission (1983–86), stake president, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and bishopric, elders quorum president, institute instructor, and Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher.

Cardon is married to Deborah Louise Dana and they have eight children.

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