Charles W. Dahlquist II

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Charles Winston Dahlquist II (born 1947) was the general president of the Young Men organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2004 to 2009. He was the twentieth head of the LDS Church's Young Men organization.

Born in Provo, Utah, to Charles Winston Dahlquist and Afton Ahlander, Dahlquist grew up in Boise, Idaho. He served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Swiss Mission in the 1960s and has been a stake president and president of the Germany Hamburg Mission. Dahlquist has been involved in Scouting most of his life and is a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award,[1] the highest honor the Boy Scouts of America can bestow on an adult for service to youth.

Dahlquist has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of Utah. He is a member of the law firm of Kirton and McConkie. Dahlquist has been involved in medical malpractice defense and risk managagement law. Dahlquist has been the honorary consul for Germany since 2000.

On April 3, 2004, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley asked that Dahlquist become the general president of the church's Young Men auxiliary.[2] It was the first time since Neil D. Schaerrer was appointed to the same position in 1977 that a church general authority was not the Young Men general president. Dahlquist asked Dean R. Burgess and Michael A. Neider to be his counselors in the Young Men general presidency. In 2009, he was succeeded by David L. Beck.

Dahlquist married Zella B. Darley in the Salt Lake Temple on June 2, 1969, and they are the parents of five daughters.

In August 2009, Dahlquist was named president-elect of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America.[3]


  1. ^ "Silver Buffalo Awards". Scouting: 37. September 2007. 
  2. ^ "The Sustaining of Church Officers", Ensign, May 2004, p. 24.
  3. ^ "Dahlquist named president-elect of local Boy Scouts council", Deseret News, August 15, 2009.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
F. Melvin Hammond
Young Men General President
Succeeded by
David L. Beck