Lance B. Wickman
|Lance Bradley Wickman|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 2, 2010|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 1, 2000– October 2, 2010|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 2, 1994– April 1, 2000|
|End reason||Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy|
|Born||Lance B. Wickman
November 11, 1940
Seattle, Washington, United States
|Alma mater||Stanford Law School (J.D.)
University of California, Berkeley (B.S.)
Valorous Unit Award
Combat Infantryman Badge
Lance Bradley Wickman (born November 11, 1940) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1994 and is the current general counsel of the LDS Church. In 2010, he became an emeritus general authority.
Wickman was born in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in New Jersey and Glendale, California. From 1961 to 1963, Wickman was a LDS Church missionary in the church's Central British Mission. After his mission, he married Patricia Farr in the Los Angeles California Temple.
Wickman graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in political science. In 1966, Wickman, a U.S. Army Ranger, was sent to fight in Vietnam as a platoon leader in the United States Army and on a second tour of duty as a military advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. During the war he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Valorous Unit Award and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
After his return from Vietnam, Wickman graduated from Stanford Law School in 1972. He practiced law in Los Angeles and San Diego with the law firm of Latham & Watkins. Wickman has been awarded the Silver Beaver and Silver Buffalo by the Boy Scouts of America.
Prior to his call as a general authority, Wickman was a bishop, stake president, and regional representative in the LDS Church. He became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in 1994. In 2000, Wickman was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy.
On June 24, 2008 Wickman issued a plea to the media to make clear the distinction between the LDS Church and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
- Scott Taylor (October 3, 2010). "Five Mormon Church leaders given emeritus status". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- Julie A. Dockstader, "'But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,'" Church News, 1994-05-28
- "Elder Lance B. Wickman Of the Seventy," Ensign, May 1994, p. 109
- 2008 Deseret News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007)
- Grampa Bill's G.A. Pages: Lance B. Wickman
- Same-Gender Attraction: interview with Wickman and Dallin H. Oaks on LDS Church's position on homosexuality
- Letter from Wickman to the media on the need to distinguish clearly between the LDS and FLDS Churches