“Washington, D.C., Temple President Called,” Ensign, Oct. 1973, 86–87
Edward E. Drury, Jr., recently released as president of the Delaware-Maryland Mission, has been called by the First Presidency to be president of the new Washington, D.C., temple.
Sister Drury will serve as temple matron.
The First Presidency explained that the new temple president was called at this time so that he can spend several months visiting other temples and becoming acquainted with temple procedures.
President Drury has spent most of his adult life in Denver and Salt Lake City. A native of Salt Lake City, he moved to Denver where he served as president of the Denver Branch and then as bishop of the Denver First Ward. He later served for 21 years as president of the Denver Stake.
He returned to Salt Lake City where he served as a member of the Priesthood Home Teaching Committee and as a Regional Representative of the Twelve.
Sister Drury has been active in all of the auxiliaries of the Church. They have two daughters and a son.
Construction of the Washington, D.C., temple began in 1971. Dedication is expected in 1974. The temple will serve more than 300,000 members of the Church living in eastern United States and Canada. It is under construction on a 57.4 acre site at 9900 Stony Brook Drive in Kensington, Maryland, a Washington, D.C., suburb.