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Emeritus general authorities welcome the chance to practice what they've preached

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

“Don’t get me wrong — I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world, to be able to do what I did, and associate with the people with whom I’ve associated,” he continued. “I remember when I was first called as a general authority, an old cowboy in Huntsville said I would be riding for a mighty fine outfit. And I found that to be absolutely true in every way, with all of the great men and women leaders of the church. I feel grateful to have been within a hundred miles of any of them.

“But now, stepping down and letting others have that experience seems to me to be the most natural, logical thing in the world.”

And not in the least bit surprising.

Emeritus LDS general authorities

General authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have been given emeritus status, by year:

1978

1. James A. Cullimore*

2. Henry D. Taylor*

3. S. Dilworth Young*

4. Sterling W. Sill*

5. Joseph Anderson*

6. William H. Bennett*

7. John H. Vandenberg*

1979

8. Eldred G. Smith (patriarch)

1980

9. Bernard P. Brockbank*

10. O. Leslie Stone*

1989

11. William Grant Bangerter*

12. Victor L. Brown*

13. Theodore M. Burton*

14. Royden G. Derrick*

15. Paul H. Dunn*

16. J. Thomas Fyans*

17. Rex C. Reeve*

18. Robert L. Simpson*

1992

19. Robert L. Backman

20. Marion D. Hanks*

1993

21. Jacob de Jager*

22. Adney Y. Komatsu*

23. H. Burke Peterson

1994

24. Hartman Rector Jr.

1995

25. Ted E. Brewerton

26. Hans B. Ringger*

1996

27. Carlos E. Asay*

1997

28. J. Richard Clarke

29. Dean L. Larsen

30. Robert E. Wells

1998

31. Jack H. Goaslind*

32. W. Eugene Hansen

33. James M. Paramore

34. Ronald E. Poelman*

1999

35. Joe J. Christensen

36. Andrew W. Peterson*

2000

37. F. Enzio Busche

38. Loren C. Dunn*

39. Alexander B. Morrison

2001

40. John K. Carmack

41. Vaughn J. Featherstone

42. L. Lionel Kendrick

43. Rex D. Pinegar

44. L. Aldin Porter

2002

45. Benjamin B. Banks

2003

46. Cree-L Kofford

47. Angel Abrea

48. William R. Bradford

2005

49. John H. Groberg

50. David E. Sorenson

51. F. Melvin Howard

52. Harold G. Hillam*

53. F. Burton Howard

2007

54. Wm. Rolfe Kerr

55. Merrill J. Bateman

56. Robert K. Dellenbach

57. Monte J. Brough*

58. Gene R. Cook

2008

59. Earl C. Tingey

60. Sheldon F. Child

2009

61. Lynn A. Mickelsen

62. Charles Didier

63. John M. Madsen

64. Dennis Neuenschwander

2010

65. Spencer J. Condie

66. Bruce C. Hafen

67. Kenneth Johnson

68. Glenn L. Pace

69. Lance B. Wickman

2011

70. Richard G. Hinckley

71. Yoshihiko Kikuchi

72. Cecil O. Samuelson

73. Gary J. Coleman

74. Carl B. Pratt

March 2012

75. H. David Burton

76. Richard G. Edgley

77. Keith B. McMullin

* Deceased

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