William H. Bennett
|William H. Bennett|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|December 31, 1978– July 23, 1980|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|October 1, 1976– December 31, 1978|
|End reason||Granted general authority emeritus status|
|Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|April 6, 1970– October 1, 1976|
|End reason||Position abolished|
|Born||William Hunter Bennett
5 November 1910
Taber, Alberta, Canada
|Died||23 July 1980
Bountiful, Utah, United States
Bennett was born in Taber, Alberta, Canada. He attended the School of Agriculture in Raymond, Alberta, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in agriculture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He joined the faculty of Utah State University as a professor of agronomy.
Bennett married Patricia June Christensen. They were the parents of six children.
In 1970, while serving as a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles, Bennett was asked by the LDS Church to become an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a general authority of the church. Bennett served in this position until 1976, when the position of Assistant to the Twelve was abolished by the church. At this time, Bennett became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Bennett served actively as a general authority until 1978, when he was granted general authority emeritus status.
- “Elder William H. Bennett Dies,” Ensign, Sep. 1980, p. 79
- Leon R. Hartshorn. Outstanding Stories by General Authorities. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1975) Vol. 3, p. 1
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