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Carl B. Pratt
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 5, 1997 (1997-04-05) – October 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
October 1, 2011 (2011-10-01)
Called byThomas S. Monson
Personal details
BornCarl Barton Pratt
(1941-10-30) October 30, 1941 (age 77)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Carl Barton Pratt (born October 30, 1941) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1997.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Pratt was born in Monterrey, Mexico to Mormon parents. His family later moved to Colonia Dublán. In 1947, the family moved to Lehi, Arizona. From 1961 to 1963 Pratt served a church mission in Argentina. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and a law degree from Arizona State University.

In 1968, Pratt baptized Karen Ann Yeoman, who he had known for several years. She was a graduate of Arizona State who had taken institute classes there with Rhett James. In 1969, Pratt married Yeoman in the Mesa Arizona Temple and they are the parents of eight children.

In 1971 and 1972 Pratt was a law clerk for David Thomas Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Pratt worked for the Salt Lake City law firm of Kirton and McConkie. In this position, he worked as an attorney for the LDS Church. He was employed as general counsel for the church in the South America North Area of the church at the time of his call as a general authority.

From 1985 to 1988 Pratt served as a regional representative in Ecuador. From July 1988 to July 1991 he served as president of the church's Spain Seville Mission. From 1995 to 1997, Pratt was an area seventy. In 1997, he was called as a member of the church's First Quorum of the Seventy.

Pratt served as president of the South America North Area of the church, with Benjamin de Hoyos and Rafael E. Pino as his counselors.

On October 1, 2011, Pratt was released from the First Quorum of the Seventy and designated as an emeritus general authority at the LDS Church's semi-annual general conference.[1] He later served as president of the Mexico Missionary Training Center, where he oversaw its relocation and expansion in the summer of 2013.[2][3]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Honorable releases given to 12 brethren". Church News. Deseret News Publishing Company. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  2. "New MTC presidents", Church News, 3 November 2012.
  3. LDS Newsroom article on Mexico City MTC

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