L. Aldin Porter

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L. Aldin Porter
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 4, 1987 (1987-04-04) – April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Transferred to the Second Quorum of the Seventy
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – April 6, 1992 (1992-04-06)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 6, 1992 (1992-04-06) – October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15) – August 15, 2001 (2001-08-15)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born Lloyd Aldin Porter
(1931-06-30) June 30, 1931 (age 83)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Lloyd Aldin Porter (born June 30, 1931) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1987.

Porter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. From 1950 to 1952, he served as a missionary in the church's West Central States Mission.[1]

Porter worked with J. Richard Clarke in the insurance business, eventually replacing him as head of an Idaho Falls agency. Porter later served as a counselor in the Boise Idaho Temple presidency. He also served as a stake patriarch in Meridian, Idaho. In 1986, he become president of the church's Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.[2]

Porter's term as mission president short when he was called as a general authority and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1987. He served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 1992 until 2001; he was the senior member of the presidency from 1996. In 2001, he was released and designated an emeritus general authority.[2] Porter's service as a general authority included time as executive director of the church's Missionary Department as well as being a member of the Church Boards of Trustees/Education. From 2002 to 2005, Porter served as president of the Salt Lake Temple.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New member called to fill vacancy", Church News, June 22, 1996. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "L. (Lloyd) Aldin Porter". Grampa Bill. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ "New temple presidents", Church News, September 21, 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

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