Vaughn J. Featherstone
|Vaughn J. Featherstone|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 6, 2001|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|October 1, 1976– October 6, 2001|
|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– October 1, 1976|
March 23, 1931 |
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. 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.