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L. Aldin Porter

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L. Aldin Porter
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 4, 1987 (1987-04-04) – April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
End reasonTransferred to the Second Quorum of the Seventy
Second Quorum of the Seventy
April 1, 1989 (1989-04-01) – April 6, 1992 (1992-04-06)
End reasonTransferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
April 6, 1992 (1992-04-06) – October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
End reasonGranted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the Seventy
August 15, 1992 (1992-08-15) – August 15, 2001 (2001-08-15)
End reasonHonorably released
Emeritus General Authority
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
Personal details
BornLloyd Aldin Porter
(1931-06-30) June 30, 1931 (age 89)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Lloyd Aldin Porter (born June 30, 1931) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1987.

Porter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. From 1950 to 1952, he served as a missionary in the church's West Central States Mission.[1]

Porter worked with J. Richard Clarke in the insurance business, eventually replacing him as head of the Boise, Idaho agency. Porter later served as a counselor in the Boise Idaho Temple presidency. He also served as a stake patriarch in Meridian, Idaho. In 1986, he became president of the church's Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission.[2]

Porter's term as mission president was cut short when he was called as a general authority and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1987. He was among those noted to serve for a period of five years. In April 1989, when the Second Quorum of the Seventy was created to include those designated for that specific term of service, Porter was transferred to that quorum. In April 1992, he was transferred back to the First Quorum of the Seventy, such that it was then anticipated he would then serve until approximately the age of 70, when quorum members were typically designated as emeritus general authorities. He served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from 1992 until 2001; he was the senior member of the presidency beginning in 1996. In 2001, he was released and designated as an emeritus general authority.[2] Porter's service as a general authority included service as executive director of the church's Missionary Department and as a member of the Church Boards of Trustees/Education. From 2002 to 2005, Porter served as president of the Salt Lake Temple.[3]

Porter and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of six children.[4]


  1. "New member called to fill vacancy", Church News, June 22, 1996. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "L. (Lloyd) Aldin Porter". Grampa Bill. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  3. "New temple presidents", Church News, September 21, 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  4. "Elder L. Aldin Porter of the First Quorum of the Seventy", Ensign, May 1987


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