Vaughn J. Featherstone

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Vaughn J. Featherstone
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
General President of the Young Men
1985 – 1990
End reason Honorably released
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
Personal details
Born (1931-03-23) March 23, 1931 (age 86)
Stockton, Utah, United States

Vaughn J. Featherstone (born March 23, 1931) is an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He has been a general authority of the church since 1972.

Featherstone was born in Stockton, Tooele County, Utah.[1] His parents divorced when he was growing up. Featherstone graduated from South High in Salt Lake City in 1949. He never attended college and was head trainer for Albertsons supermarket.

Due to the Korean War and the one-missionary-per-ward policy that existed for American members during the war, he did not go on a mission. He married Merlene Miner at age 19. He has written many books, mostly to the youth of the church, on the lives of Jesus and Joseph Smith. He was called as general authority and member of the church's Presiding Bishopric in 1972; before that he was a stake president and served on missionary committees. Featherstone spent several years in the church's Young Men general presidency of the church and served in area presidencies in the Philippines and Pacific.

Following four years in the Presiding Bishopric, he served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and president of the church's Texas San Antonio Mission. In 2001, he was released from the Seventy and named an emeritus general authority. He later served as president of the Logan Utah Temple from 2002 to 2005.


  1. ^ Norman R. Bowen, "Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone," Ensign, July 1972, p. 20
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Robert L. Backman
General President of the Young Men
1985 – 1990
Succeeded by
Jack H. Goaslind
Preceded by
Victor L. Brown
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1972 – October 1, 1976
Succeeded by
J. Richard Clarke