James M. Paramore

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James M. Paramore
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 2, 1977 (1977-04-02) – October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1987 (1987-08-15) – August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born James Martin Paramore
(1928-05-06) May 6, 1928 (age 86)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

James Martin Paramore (born May 6, 1928) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1977.

Paramore was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Paramore is a graduate of Brigham Young University. In his professional life, Paramore was employed by U.S. Steel, the Church Educational System, and as executive secretary to the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He also served as the executive director of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth.

Prior to his call as a general authority, he served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. In the late 1960s, Paramore was president of the church's FrancoBelgian Mission.

In 1977, Paramore became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. From 1981 to 1983, he was a counselor to Hugh W. Pinnock in the general presidency of the church's Sunday School. In 1987, Paramore became a member of the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy, and held this position until he was designated as an emeritus general authority in 1998.

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