Royden G. Derrick

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Royden G. Derrick
Photograph of Royden G. Derrick
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy
October 5, 1980 (1980-10-05) – October 6, 1984 (1984-10-06)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
September 30, 1989 (1989-09-30) – December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Personal details
Born Royden Glade Derrick
(1915-09-07)September 7, 1915
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died December 7, 2009(2009-12-07) (aged 94)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Royden Glade Derrick (September 7, 1915 – December 7, 2009) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1976 until his death.

Derrick was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied at LDS Business College. Derrick received an engineering degree from the University of Utah and established a steel manufacturing company in Utah. He later served on the board of regents of the University of Utah and received an honorary doctorate from Utah in 1965. In 1973, he was awarded the Jesse Knight Industrial Citizenship Award from Brigham Young University.

From 1966 to 1971, Derrick was the second assistant to David Lawrence McKay in the general superintendency of the LDS Church's Sunday School organization. From 1973 to 1976 he was the president of the England Leeds Mission of the church, and from 1976 to 1977 he was the president of the Ireland Dublin Mission.

In 1976, Derrick became one of the founding members of the First Quorum of Seventy of the church. From 1980 to 1984, he was one of the seven presidents of the seventy. Derrick served actively as a general authority of the church until 1989, when he was given emeritus status and released from active duties. From 1984 to 1987, during his tenure as a general authority, Derrick was the president of the Seattle Washington Temple.

The planetarium at the College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences of Brigham Young University is named the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium.

Derrick died at his home in Salt Lake City of causes incident to age.

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