Richard C. Edgley

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Richard C. Edgley
Emeritus general authority
March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
December 27, 1995 (1995-12-27) – March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03) – December 27, 1995 (1995-12-27)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Reorganization due to Presiding Bishop Merrill J. Bateman released to become president of BYU
Personal details
Born Richard Crockett Edgley
(1936-02-06) February 6, 1936 (age 78)
Preston, Idaho

Richard Crockett Edgley (born February 6, 1936) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since October 1992. He was first counselor in the church's presiding bishopric from 1995 to 2012 and as second counselor from 1992 to 1995. He was designated as an emeritus general authority in March 2012.

Born in Preston, Idaho, Edgley was called as second counselor to Presiding Bishop Robert D. Hales in 1992. In 1994, Merrill J. Bateman replaced Hales and Edgley was retained as second counselor. When former first counselor H. David Burton became presiding bishop in 1995, Edgley was called as first counselor.

Edgley is married to Pauline Nielson and they are the parents of six children. Prior to his call as a general authority, Edgley was a vice president of General Mills and the managing director of the church's Finance and Records Department. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University. As a young man, he served as a missionary in the eastern United States and later served in the church as a stake president and bishop.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
H. David Burton
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
December 27, 1995 – March 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Gérald Caussé
Preceded by
Glenn L. Pace
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
October 3, 1992 – December 27, 1995
Succeeded by
Dean M. Davies