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F. Melvin Hammond
Full name Floyd Melvin Hammond
Born December 19, 1933 (1933-12-19) (age 76)
Place of birth Blackfoot, Idaho
LDS Church General Authority
Second Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Start of term April 1, 1989 (aged 55)
End of term April 3, 1993 (aged 59)
End reason Transferred to First Quorum of the Seventy
First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Start of term April 3, 1993 (aged 59)
End of term October 1, 2005 (aged 71)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
Called by Gordon B. Hinckley
Start of term October 1, 2005 (aged 71)

Floyd Melvin ("Mel") Hammond (born 19 December 1933) was an Idaho politician and has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1989. He was the nineteenth general president of the church's Young Men organization from 2001 to 2004.

Hammond was born in Blackfoot, Idaho. He served as a LDS Church missionary in the Spanish–American Mission of the church from 1954 to 1956. Hammond attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. After graduating from BYU, Hammond became a professor of religion at Ricks College in 1966. He was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives for 16 years from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

In 1984, Hammond became the president of the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission of the church. Before his call as a general authority, Hammond was also a bishop, stake president, and Regional Representative of the Twelve Apostles. In 1989, he became a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. In 1993, he was transferred to the First Quorum of the Seventy, where he served until being granted general authority emeritus status in 2005.

From 1997 to 1998, Hammond was the second counselor to Jack H. Goaslind in the general presidency of the Young Men organization. From 1998 to 2001, he was the first counselor to general president Robert K. Dellenbach. In 2001, Hammond succeeded Dellenbach as the general president of the organization. Hammond served until 2004, when he was succeeded by Charles W. Dahlquist II. Hammond was the last general authority of the church to serve as general president of the Young Men.

In 2003, Hammond was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America for his work in incorporating Scouting into the Young Men program of the LDS Church.

Since 2005, Hammond has been the president of the Washington D.C. Temple.

Hammond is married to Bonnie Sellers and is the father of six children.


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