O. Leslie Stone

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O. Leslie Stone
Photograph of O. Leslie Stone
Emeritus General Authority
October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) – April 26, 1986 (1986-04-26)
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 6, 1972 (1972-10-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
End reason Position abolished
Personal details
Born Oscar Leslie Stone
(1903-05-28)May 28, 1903
Chapin, Idaho, United States
Died April 26, 1986(1986-04-26) (aged 82)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Oscar Leslie Stone (May 28, 1903 – April 26, 1986) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1972 until his death. He was also the president of the LDS Church's Salt Lake Temple from 1968 to 1972.

Stone was born in Chapin, Teton County, Idaho. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, in 1920. He worked as a bookkeeper and business manager, eventually becoming an executive with Safeway stores. Prior to his call as[clarification needed] a general authority, he served as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. In 1972, after serving as the president of the Salt Lake Temple, Stone became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served in this position until 1976, when the church eliminated the position and Stone became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.

In 1980, Stone was released from active duties and designated as an emeritus general authority. In 1986, he died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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