Ted E. Brewerton

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Ted E. Brewerton
First Quorum of the Seventy
30 September 1978 (1978-09-30) – 30 September 1995 (1995-09-30)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
30 September 1995 (1995-09-30)
Personal details
Born Teddy Eugene Brewerton
(1925-03-30) 30 March 1925 (age 92)
Raymond, Alberta, Canada

Teddy Eugene ("Ted E.") Brewerton (born 30 March 1925) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1978.

Born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, Brewerton went on a mission for the LDS Church to Uruguay from 1949 to 1952. Upon returning to Alberta, he married Dorothy Hall, also a native of Raymond. Brewerton was trained in pharmacy at the University of Alberta.

From 1965 to 1968, Brewerton was president of the LDS Church mission headquartered in Costa Rica. Brewerton had jurisdiction over the church in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela. During his time as mission president the church received official recognition from the government of Panama, and was able to begin missionary work in the San Blas Islands.[1]

In 1968, the Brewertons moved to Calgary, Alberta, where Brewerton practiced pharmacy. In 1976, Brewerton was honored by the Alberta Pharmaceutical Association as “the most outstanding pharmacist in community service outside the profession”.[2]

Brewerton served in the church as a bishop, stake president, and regional representative. In 1978, he became a general authority and a member of the First Quorum of Seventy. In 1979 he moved to São Paulo as the church's area president for Brazil, succeeding William Grant Bangerter. From 1989 to 1990 he was a counselor to Hugh W. Pinnock in the general presidency of the church's Sunday School organization. Brewerton was also the first president of the church's Central American Area.

In 1995, Brewerton was designated an emeritus general authority and was released from active duties. From 1997 to 1999, Brewerton was president of the church's México City México Temple.[3]

In 2009, Brewerton was scheduled to present in the seventh annual Book of Mormon Lands Conference, in Salt Lake City. His topic was "Quetzalcoatl and Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl – Two Separate and Distinct Historical Beings".[4]

Due to the LDS Church's formal approach to general authority nomenclature, Brewerton, over time, began being addressed as "Ted E." instead of his birth name "Teddy".


  1. ^ David R. Crockett, History of LDS Church in Panama.
  2. ^ Janice Smith, “Making a Difference,” Ensign, June 1976, p. 49.
  3. ^ México City México LDS (Mormon) Temple Presidents.
  4. ^ "Mormon Times briefs". Deseret News. 15 Oct 2009. p. M.2. 


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