Vaughn J Featherstone

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Vaughn J Featherstone
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
Called byVictor L. Brown
End reasonHonorably released
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called bySpencer W. Kimball
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born(1931-03-23) March 23, 1931 (age 82)
Stockton, Utah, United States
 
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Vaughn J Featherstone
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
April 6, 1972 (1972-04-06) – October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01)
Called byVictor L. Brown
End reasonHonorably released
First Quorum of the Seventy
October 1, 1976 (1976-10-01) – October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called bySpencer W. Kimball
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
Personal details
Born(1931-03-23) March 23, 1931 (age 82)
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).

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.

Featherstone spent several years in the Young Men general presidency of the church, and has served in area presidencies in the Philippines and Pacific. He has written many books, mostly to the youth of the church, and the lives of Jesus and Joseph Smith, Jr.. He was called to the Presiding Bishopric in 1972; before that he was a stake president and served on missionary committees. He was head trainer for Albertsons supermarket.

Due to the Korean War and the one-missionary-per-ward policy that existed during the war, he did not go on a mission. He married Merlene Miner at age 19. Following four years in the Presiding Bishopric, he served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and president of the Texas San Antonio Mission of the LDS Church. After being released from the Seventy and named an emeritus General Authority, he was the president of the Logan Utah Temple from 2002 to 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norman R. Bowen, “Bishop Vaughn J. Featherstone,” Ensign, July 1972, p. 20
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Preceded by
Robert L. Backman
General President of the Young Men
1985–1990
Succeeded by
Jack H. Goaslind