Victor L. Brown

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Victor L. Brown
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Emeritus General Authority
30 September 1989 (1989-09-30) – 26 March 1996 (1996-03-26)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
First Quorum of the Seventy
6 April 1985 (1985-04-06) – 30 September 1989 (1989-09-30)
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presiding Bishop
6 April 1972 (1972-04-06) – 6 April 1985 (1985-04-06)
Called by Joseph Fielding Smith
End reason Honorably released
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
30 September 1961 (1961-09-30) – 6 April 1972 (1972-04-06)
Called by John H. Vandenburg
End reason Honorable release of John H. Vandenburg and his counselors
Personal details
Born Victor Lee Brown
(1914-07-31)31 July 1914
Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died March 26, 1996(1996-03-26) (aged 81)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting place Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
40°41′53″N 111°50′31″W / 40.698°N 111.842°W / 40.698; -111.842 (Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park)

Victor Lee Brown (31 July 1914 – 26 March 1996) was the tenth Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) between 1972 and 1985. He was a general authority of the LDS Church from 1961 until his death.

Brown was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, the son of Gerald Stephen Brown and Maggie Calder Lee. Brown received his education from the University of Utah, LDS Business College and the University of California, Berkeley. He worked in various ground operations management positions for several different airlines before becoming a full-time leader in the LDS Church.

Among other positions in the LDS Church, Brown served as bishop of the Denver 4th Ward. He and his wife Lois Kjar were the parents of five children.

In 1961, Brown was called as the Second Counselor to Presiding Bishop John H. Vandenburg. He succeeded Vandenburg as Presiding Bishop in 1972.

In 1985, Brown was released as Presiding Bishop and called to be the president of the Salt Lake Temple and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was designated as an emeritus general authority in 1989. Brown died at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Emeritus General Authority
30 September 1989 – 26 March 1996
First Quorum of the Seventy

6 April 1985 – 30 September 1989
Preceded by
John H. Vandenburg
Presiding Bishop
6 April 1972 – 6 April 1985
Succeeded by
Robert D. Hales
Preceded by
Carl W. Buehner
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
30 September 1961 – 6 April 1972
Succeeded by
Vaughn J Featherstone