LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.
|LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.|
LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. in 2018
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 2, 2011|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
LeGrand Raine Curtis Jr.|
August 1, 1952
Ogden, Utah, United States
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University University of Michigan|
LeGrand Raine Curtis Jr. (born August 1, 1952) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2011. He is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Curtis was born in Ogden, Utah, to LeGrand R. Curtis (who would later serve as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy) and his wife, Patricia Glade. Curtis is a grandson of former Salt Lake City mayor Earl J. Glade. Curtis served as a missionary in the LDS Church's Italy North Mission.
Curtis has a bachelor's degree in economics from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a partner in the law firm of Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw & Bednar. He has also been an adjunct professor in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.
Over the years, Curtis has served in the LDS Church as a bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and stake president. He was president of the Italy Padova Mission from 1998 to 2001 and served as an area seventy from 2004 to 2011. After his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 2011, he was assigned to serve as second counselor in the church's Africa West Area and in August 2013 became the area's president.
Curtis and his wife, Susan Jane Cowan (normally called Jane), are the parents of five children.
- "Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.", Liahona, May 2011, p. 135.
- "New General Authority callings announced", Church News April 2, 2011
- "New mission presidents", Church News June 24, 1998