Hugh W. Pinnock

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Hugh W. Pinnock
Photograph of Hugh W. Pinnock
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1977 (1977-10-01) – December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)
Presidency of the Seventy
October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04) – October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01)
End reason Honorably released
Personal details
Born Hugh Wallace Pinnock
(1934-01-15)January 15, 1934
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died December 16, 2000(2000-12-16) (aged 66)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Hugh Wallace Pinnock (January 15, 1934 – December 16, 2000) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1977 until his death.

Pinnock was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pinnock graduated from University of Utah in 1958, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and Owl and Key.[1][2]

Prior to his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1977 he served as a bishop, regional representative, president of the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission, and a member of the General Priesthood Committee on home teaching.

When Pinnock was called as the Sunday School General President in 1979 he became the first person since David O. McKay in 1934 to serve simultaneously as a general authority and president of the church's Sunday School. He served as the president of the Sunday School from 1979 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1992. He is the only Sunday School General President to have served two nonconsecutive terms.

Pinnock served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 1986 to 1989. He died in Salt Lake City from pulmonary fibrosis[3] while he was serving in the presidency of the church's North America Southwest Area.[4]

Pinnock helped arrange a $185,000 loan for document forger Mark Hofmann. When Hoffman was charged with murdering 2 people Pinnock paid the loan back himself. [1]

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  1. ^ List of Significant Sigs,
  2. ^ "Elder Hugh Pinnock dies at 66". Deseret News. 8 December 2000. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ R. Scott Lloyd, "Elder Pinnock praised as a man of service", Church News, 2000-12-23.
  4. ^ "Elder Hugh W. Pinnock Dies", Ensign, February 2001.


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