Keith K. Hilbig

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Keith K. Hilbig
Second Quorum of the Seventy
March 31, 2001 (2001-03-31) – April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) – October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
End reason Designated an emeritus general authority
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) – August 22, 2015 (2015-08-22)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born Keith Karlton Hilbig
(1942-03-12)March 12, 1942
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died August 22, 2015(2015-08-22) (aged 73)[1]
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Keith Karlton Hilbig (March 12, 1942 – August 22, 2015) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2001 until his death. Prior to becoming a general authority, he was general counsel for the LDS Church in Europe.

Hilbig was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father, Karl Herbert Hilbig, was from Zwickau, Germany who joined the LDS Church before immigrating to the United States.

As a young man, Hilbig served as a missionary in the LDS Church's Central German Mission. He married Susan Rae Logie in the Salt Lake Temple in 1967 and they are the parents of six children.

Hilbig earned a bachelor's degree in European history from Princeton University, where his Senior Thesis was titled "Constitutional Reform in the Holy Roman Empire 1495-1505: Prelude, Protagonists, Program." He later studied at Duke University School of Law, and also attended Brigham Young University for a semester after his mission. That is where he met his wife. Hilbig worked for a large law firm in the Los Angeles, California area and later had his own law practice.

In the LDS Church, Hilbig served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. From 1989 to 1992, he was president of the church's Switzerland Zürich Mission. From 1995 to 2001, Hilbig was an area seventy. In April 2001, he became a general authority and a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 2006. As a general authority, he served in several area presidencies and as executive director of the church's Audiovisual Department.

During the church's October 2012 general conference, Hilbig was released from the Seventy and designated an emeritus general authority. After suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years, Hilbig died on August 22, 2015, at the age of 73.[1]


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