Hugo E. Martinez

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Hugo E. Martinez
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born January 10, 1957
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Spouse Nuria Merced Alvarez Pagan
Children 5

Hugo E. Martinez (born January 10, 1957) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2014. He is a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Martinez is the first general authority of the LDS Church from Puerto Rico and the first from the Caribbean.[1][2]

Martinez was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. In 1981, he received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and did his medical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He worked in Puerto Rico as a medical doctor until 2004.

In 1982, while doing his residency in Mississippi, Martinez and his wife became members of the LDS Church. In the church, he has been a bishop, a district president, and the president of the Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission. Martinez was an area seventy in the Caribbean Area from 2009 until he became a general authority at the April 2014 general conference of the church. Starting on August 1, 2014, Martinez will serve as second counselor in the presidency of the church's Caribbean Area.[3]

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