General Authorities

Elder L. Tom Perry

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was called to his present Church position April 6, 1974, after serving as an Assistant to the Twelve since 1972.

Elder Perry’s Church service began with a mission to the Northern States in 1942, after which he served for two years with the Marines in the Pacific. Subsequent Church positions include counselor in a bishopric in Lewiston, Idaho; counselor in a stake presidency in Sacramento, California; high councilor in the New York Stake; and president of the Boston Stake.

He was born August 5, 1922, in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Thomas and Nora Sonne Perry.

He received his B.S. degree in finance from Utah State University in 1949 and did graduate work there. His professional career was spent in the retail business, where he served as vice president and treasurer in companies located in Idaho, California, New York, and Massachusetts.

On July 18, 1947, he married Virginia Lee of Hyde Park, Utah, in the Logan Temple. She died December 14, 1974. They are the parents of two daughters and a son.

He married Barbara Taylor Dayton on April 28, 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Obedience through Our FaithfulnessApril 2014 General Conference

The Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of FaithOctober 2013 General Conference

Obedience to Law Is LibertyApril 2013 General Conference

Becoming Goodly ParentsOctober 2012 General Conference

The Power of DeliveranceApril 2012 General Conference

Perfect Love Casteth Out FearOctober 2011 General Conference

The Sabbath and the SacramentApril 2011 General Conference

The Priesthood of AaronOctober 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by L. Tom Perry

Full Name L. Tom Perry

Born August 5, 1922

Place of Birth Logan, Utah, United States

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