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Wm. Grant Bangerter
Full name William Grant Bangerter
Born June 8, 1918 (1918-06-08) (age 91)
Place of birth Granger, Utah
LDS Church General Authority
Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term April 4, 1975 (aged 56)
End of term October 1, 1976 (aged 58)
End reason Position abolished
First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term October 1, 1976 (aged 58)
End of term September 30, 1989 (aged 71)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Spencer W. Kimball
Start of term September 30, 1978 (aged 60)
End of term April 5, 1980 (aged 61)
End reason Honorably released
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy
Called by Ezra Taft Benson
Start of term February 17, 1985 (aged 66)
End of term September 30, 1989 (aged 71)
End reason Granted general authority emeritus status
Emeritus General Authority
Start of term September 30, 1989 (aged 71)

William Grant Bangerter (born June 8, 1918) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1975. In 1989, he was given general authority emeritus status and released from active duties.

Bangerter was born in Granger, Utah. From 1939 to 1941, he served in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. After his mission he graduated from the University of Utah and became a building contractor.

From 1958 to 1963, Bangerter was the president of the Brazilian Mission of the church. In 1974, he was made the first president of the Portugal Lisbon Mission of the church, and in 1975, he became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In 1976, when the position of Assistant to the Twelve was abolished, Bangerter became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He twice served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, in 1978 to 1980 and from 1985 to 1989, at which time he was given general authority emeritus status and released from active duties.

Family

Bangerter is the father of 10 children. His first wife, Mildred Schwantas, died of cancer. His second wife is the former Geraldine Hamblin.

Bangerter is the elder brother of Norman H. Bangerter, who was governor of Utah from 1985 to 1993. He is the father of Julie B. Beck, who became the general president of the LDS Church Relief Society in 2007.

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