Howard William Hunter (1907 - 1995) MP

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Birthplace: Boise, Ada, ID, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
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"...Howard William Hunter (November 14, 1907 – March 3, 1995) was the fourteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1994 to 1995. His nine month presidential tenure is the shortest in the history of the Church. Hunter was the first president of the LDS Church born in the 20th century.

He was sustained as an apostle at the age of 51, and served a little over 35 years as a general authority for the church..."

"...Hunter was born in Boise, Idaho. His father was not a Latter-day Saint (he joined the church in 1927) and would not let him be baptized until he was 12; Hunter was not ordained to the Aaronic priesthood until he was 15. He was the second person to become an Eagle Scout in the state of Idaho..."

"...In June 1928 Hunter met Clara May "Claire" Jeffs, a lady from Salt Lake City who had moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1926..."

"...Howard and Claire were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 10, 1931..."

"...Hunter then began to study at Southwestern Law School. Howard and Claire's first son, William, died shortly after he started law school. However his sons Richard Hunter and John Hunter were both born while he was in law school..."

"...Prior to his call as an apostle Hunter held several leadership positions in the LDS Church. He was the first president of the Pasadena, California stake of the Church, where he had also served as a bishop..."

"...Some of his major contributions include the creation of the church's 2000th stake and his negotiations to acquire land in Jerusalem to build the BYU Jerusalem Center, which he later dedicated. Other significant activities he was involved in include the drafting of the Proclamation on the Family. In 1985, Hunter was named Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve, in recognition of the infirmity of Marion G. Romney, who had succeeded as President of the Twelve by seniority; Hunter became president of the Quorum of the Twelve on Romney's death in 1988.

Hunter encouraged and emphasized Christlike living and temple attendance, and dedicated two temples during his administration, the Orlando Florida Temple and later the Bountiful Utah Temple shortly before he died..."

"...After the death of Hunter's first wife, Clara May Jeffs in 1983, he married Inis Stanton in 1990 while president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles..."

"...Both of Hunter's sons who lived to adulthood became lawyers..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Howard W. Hunter', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 December 2011, 21:37 UTC, <> [accessed 2 February 2012]

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Howard W. Hunter, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Timeline

November 14, 1907
Boise, Ada, ID, USA
June 10, 1931
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
March 3, 1995
Age 87
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA