James M. Paramore
|James M. Paramore|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 2, 1977– October 3, 1998|
|Called by||Spencer W. Kimball|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Presidency of the Seventy|
|August 15, 1987– August 15, 1993|
|Called by||Ezra Taft Benson|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 3, 1998|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|Born||James Martin Paramore
May 6, 1928
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Paramore was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. In his professional life, Paramore was employed by U.S. Steel, the Church Educational System, and as executive secretary to the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He also served as the executive director of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth.
In 1977, Paramore became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. From 1981 to 1983, he was a counselor to Hugh W. Pinnock in the general presidency of the church's Sunday School. From 1987 to 1993, Paramore served as a member of the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy. He was designated as an emeritus general authority in 1998.
- "Elder James M. Paramore of the First Quorum of the Seventy," Ensign, May 1977, pp. 101–02.
- "Elder Paramore Called to Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy," Ensign, August 1987, pp. 74–75