W. Eugene Hansen

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W. Eugene Hansen
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1993 (1993-08-15) – August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born Warren Eugene Hansen
(1928-08-23) August 23, 1928 (age 86)
Tremonton, Utah, United States

Warren Eugene Hansen (born August 23, 1928) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989. He became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989 and was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 1993 to 1998.

Born in Tremonton, Box Elder County, Utah, Hansen grew up on a family farm in the vicinity of East Garland, Utah. After graduating from Utah State University, he studied law at the University of Utah and later was called into active military service. He was sent to Fort Lee in Virginia and then served a year on active duty in South Korea from 1954 to 1955. He completed his study of law at the University of Utah in 1958 and entered private law practice. From 1979 to 1980 Hansen was president of the Utah Bar Association. Other achievements include reaching the rank of colonel in the military reserve.

Among his assignments as a general authority, Hansen served in the presidency of the Asia Area during the time the building of the Hong Kong China Temple began. As a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, he served as executive director of the church's Temple Department.[1] Prior to becoming a general authority, Hansen served as president of the Salt Lake Bonneville Stake.

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