F. Burton Howard

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F. Burton Howard
First Quorum of the Seventy
September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30) – October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
Personal details
Born Fred Burton Howard
(1933-03-24) March 24, 1933 (age 84)
Logan, Utah, United States

Fred Burton Howard (born March 24, 1933) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since September 1978. He was a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from that time until he was given emeritus status in October 2005.[1]

Howard was born in Logan, Cache County, Utah. He served an LDS Church mission in Uruguay. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Utah in 1959. He was admitted to the Utah State bar.

In 1962, Howard began to work for the church's legal department, where he worked closely with Marion G. Romney. He later wrote a biography of Romney.[2]

Among many assignments as a seventy, he served as president of the church's North America Southwest and North America Northeast areas.

Howard served as president of the Madrid Spain Temple from 2005 to 2008.[3]


  1. ^ 2007 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac, p. 80.
  2. ^ F. Burton Howard, General Authority
  3. ^ Madrid Spain LDS (Mormon) Temple Presidents