James A. Cullimore
|James A. Cullimore|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|September 30, 1978– June 14, 1986|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|October 1, 1976– September 30, 1978|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|April 6, 1966– October 1, 1976|
|End reason||Position abolished|
|Born||James Alfred Cullimore
January 17, 1906
Lindon, Utah, United States
|Died||June 14, 1986
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Resting place||Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Cullimore was born in Lindon, Utah. From 1925 to 1927, he was a LDS Church missionary in California. He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, where he was student body president, and a master's degree from New York University.
After completing his education, Cullimore opened a retail furniture store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a branch president and district president in Oklahoma before becoming the first president of the LDS Church's Oklahoma Stake on October 23, 1960. After just a few weeks in this position, he was called to be the president of the church's Central British Mission.
In April 1966, Cullimore became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. When this position was abolished in 1976, he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1978, Cullimore was granted general authority emeritus status.
- “Elder James A. Cullimore Dies,” Ensign, August 1986, pp. 74–75
- 2005 Deseret News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News, 2004) p. 79
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