Monte J. Brough

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Monte J. Brough
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First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01) – April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Transferred to the Second Quorum of the Seventy
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – April 6, 1991 (1991-04-06)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 6, 1991 (1991-04-06) – October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1993 (1993-08-15) – August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
End reason Honorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06) – September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born Monte James Brough
(1939-06-11)June 11, 1939
Randolph, Utah, United States
Died September 20, 2011(2011-09-20) (aged 72)
Kaysville, Utah, United States

Monte James Brough (June 11, 1939 – September 20, 2011) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1988 until his death. He was a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1988 and 1989 and from 1991 to 2007 and was a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1989 to 1991. Brough was a member of the seven-man Presidency of the Seventy from 1993 to 1998.

Early life and career[edit]

Brough was born in Randolph, Utah. His father died when he was still a baby, and his mother was barely able to support her family of four children. He served as an LDS Church missionary in the British Isles.[1] from 1959 to 1961. He married Lanette Barker; they would eventually have seven children.

Brough earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Utah. He worked with computers and in management and eventually founded his own computer services company.

LDS Church service[edit]

From 1978 to 1981 Brough was the president of the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission of the LDS Church. From 1982 to 1983, Brough was a member of the general board of the church's Young Men organization.[2] Brough served as a bishop from 1983 to 1987. From 1985 to 1986 he also served as executive secretary of the Utah North Area Presidency. He served as a regional representative from 1987 to 1988.

General authority[edit]

During part of his time as a general authority, Brough served as president of the Asia Area of the LDS Church.[3] In this capacity, Brough was closely involved with the opening of church missionary work in Mongolia.[4] He also served as a counselor in the general presidency of the Young Men organization.[5] After his time as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, Brough served as president of the North America Southeast Area.[6]

As a general authority, Brough also served as Assistant Director of the Family History Department from 1989 to 1992[7] and then as Executive Director of the Family History Department (and President of the Genealogical Society of Utah) from 1993 to 1998.[8][9] During this time he conceived of an Internet genealogy service which he proposed to church leaders.[10] His ideas eventually developed into what today is known as FamilySearch.org[10]—which was first released to the online public in 1999. In addition, Brough was one of the most visible members and supporters of the Brough Family Organization.[11]

In October 2007, Brough was designated an emeritus general authority.[12]

Brough died on September 20, 2011, aged 72, in Kaysville, Utah.[13]

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