President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will celebrate his 75th birthday Saturday.
President Eyring will have a short birthday celebration with his office staff this afternoon and a family get-together on Saturday, according to church spokesman Scott Trotter.
Born May 31, 1933, in Princeton, N.J., President Eyring has served as a general authority of the church for more than 23 years.
He was called as first counselor in the presiding bishopric on April 6, 1985. He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on Oct. 3, 1992, and ordained as an apostle on April 6, 1995.
He was set apart as second counselor in the First Presidency on Oct. 11, 2007, and was sustained as first counselor on April 5, 2008.
President Eyring served as a regional representative, a member of the Sunday School General Board and as a bishop prior to becoming a general authority.
He was also president of Ricks College from 1971-77, after which he was the Commissioner of Church Education.