James M. Paramore

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James M. Paramore
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 2, 1977 (1977-04-02) – October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1987 (1987-08-15) – August 15, 1993 (1993-08-15)
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)
Personal details
Born James Martin Paramore
(1928-05-06) May 6, 1928 (age 89)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

James Martin Paramore (born May 6, 1928) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1977.

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.

Prior to his call as a general authority, he served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. In the late 1960s, Paramore was president of the church's Franco-Belgian Mission.

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.


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