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Robert J. Whetten

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Robert J. Whetten
Second Quorum of the Seventy
4 April 1998 (1998-04-04) – 30 September 2006 (2006-09-30)
Called byGordon B. Hinckley
End reasonHonorably released
Personal details
BornRobert Jay Whetten
(1943-04-12) 12 April 1943 (age 76)
Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico

Robert Jay Whetten (born 12 April 1943) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1998 to 2006. Whetten previously had served in many leadership positions in the LDS Church and as a bank executive.

Whetten was born in Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico to Glen A. Whetten and Ada May Judd.[1] Whetten was educated in LDS Church schools in Mexico. From 1962 to 1964 Whetten served as a missionary in the church's Southeast Mexican Mission.[2]

Whetten received a bachelor's degree in sociology and Spanish from Brigham Young University and later an MPA degree from the same university.[2] On 17 December 1966 Whetten married Raquel López, a native of Mexico who had largely grown up in the United States, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Whetten and his wife are the parents of eight children.

Whetten has served in the LDS Church as a bishop, counselor in a stake presidency,[3] and as president of the Paraguay Asunción Mission from 1996 to 1998, succeeding Jeffry A. Allred in that position.

In 1998, Whetten became a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy. While in this position, Whetten served as president of the church's South America North and Mexico North areas. In 2006, Whetten was released from the Second Quorum of the Seventy and from full-time ecclesiastical service.

From 2009 to 2012, Whetten was president of the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple.[4][5]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 2005 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2004), p. 48
  2. 2.0 2.1 Church News, July 4, 1998.[full citation needed]
  3. “Elder Robert J. Whetten Of the Seventy,” Ensign, May 1998, p. 109.
  4. Church News, May 23, 2009.[full citation needed]
  5. "Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple: Presidents", ldschurchtemples.com.

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