Glen L. Rudd
|Glen L. Rudd|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 4, 1987– April 1, 1989|
|End reason||Transferred to Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 1, 1989– October 3, 1992|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Born||Glen Larkin Rudd
May 18, 1918
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Died||December 30, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Rudd was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a young man, he served as a missionary for the LDS Church in New Zealand, where his mission president was Matthew Cowley. For part of his mission he served as secretary to, and traveling companion of, Cowley.
Rudd ran his own poultry business. He was made a bishop in the LDS Church by the time he was 25. After running his own business for about 12 years he was recruited by Lee to be a full-time employee of the Welfare Program of the LDS Church, eventually becoming the manager of Welfare Square and over other operations.
From 1966 to 1969 Rudd was the president of the church's Florida Mission, which was headquartered in Orlando. In this capacity he was also the church leader of the mbers that then lived in the islands of the Caribbean. Rudd later served for four months as mission president in the New Zealand Wellington Mission, following the death of the previous mission president.
In 1987, Rudd became a member of the church's First Quorum of the Seventy; at the time, he was specifically called for a limited time of service. In 1989, along with the other general authorities serving for limited periods of service, Rudd was transferred to the newly formed Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was released from this position and as a general authority in 1992.
Rudd is the author of the book "Pure Religion," which details the history of the welfare programs of the LDS Church. The book was the result of his efforts to write some material regarding the history of the church's welfare program, at the request of the First Presidency. The book was published in September 1995.
- listing of mission presidents in New Zealand
- “The Sustaining of Church Officers,” Ensign, November 1992, p. 20.
- In April 2016, those released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy - and by extension, those previously released from that quorum - were not just honorably released, as they had been in the past. They were instead designated as emeritus general authorities. As a result, references about his death note him as being a General Authority Seventy.
- Walch, Tad (31 December 2016). "Elder Glen L. Rudd, LDS Church's 'Mr. Welfare,' passes away at age 98". Deseret News.
- Swensen, Jason (31 December 2016). "Elder Glen L. Rudd, the Church's 'Mr. Welfare,' dies at age 98". Deseret News.
- “Elder Glen L. Rudd of the First Quorum of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 1987, p. 93