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Margaret S. Lifferth

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Margaret S. Lifferth
First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency
April 2, 2005 (2005-04-02)[1] – April 3, 2010 (2010-04-03)[2]
Called byCheryl C. Lant
PredecessorSydney S. Reynolds
SuccessorJean A. Stevens
Personal details
BornMargaret Swensen March 30, 1947
(1947-03-30) March 30, 1947 (age 71)
Washington, D.C., United States
EducationB.A. degree in English[1]
Alma materBrigham Young University
Spouse(s)Dennis Lifferth
Children7
ParentsAlbert Swensen
Jenny Romney[3]

Margaret Swensen Lifferth (born March 30, 1947) was a counselor to Cheryl C. Lant in the general presidency of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2005 to 2010.[4]

Margaret Swensen was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Provo, Utah.[3] She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and married Dennis Lifferth in the Salt Lake Temple in 1968. They are the parents of seven children.

At the April 2005 general conference, Lifferth was accepted by the church as the first counselor of Cheryl C. Lant in the general presidency of the Primary. She was released at the April 2010 General Conference.[4]

From 2010 to 2013, Lifferth served in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, who was a mission president for the LDS Church.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Primary leaders begin term of service". Church News. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. "Sister Jean A. Stevens". LDS.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Margaret S. Lifferth: First Counselor, Primary General Presidency", Ensign, May 2005, p. 128
  4. 4.0 4.1 "New General Authorities Called, Primary General Presidency Reorganized".
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Sydney S. Reynolds
First Counselor in the
Primary General Presidency

April 2, 2005 (2005-04-02)—April 3, 2010 (2010-04-03)
Succeeded by
Jean A. Stevens


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