William James Mortimer

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For the British politician see Jim Mortimer (politician)

William James ("Jim") Mortimer was the publisher, president and editor of the Deseret News from 1985 to 1996 and publisher of newspaper from 1996 to 2000.

Mortimer is a Latter-day Saint. He received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University. Mortimer started with the Deseret News in 1957, then shifted to working for Deseret News Press and then Deseret Book where he served as vice president and general manager for much of the 1970s. He also served as secretary to the LDS Church Scriptures Publication Committee during the 1970s. The members of the committee were Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer and Bruce R. McConkie.

Among other positions in the LDS Church, Mortimer has been a Regional Representative and a Stake Patriarch.

Mortimer died at the age of 77 on May 20, 2010 after a long illness.