Alexander B. Morrison
Alexander B. Morrison was an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in both the First Quorum of the Seventy and the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum on April 4, 1987 and served there until April 1, 1989, when he was sustained a member of the Second Quorum. On April 6, 1991, he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum a second time and served there until he was granted emeritus status on October 7, 2000. He has also served as branch president, bishop, and regional representative.
He was born on December 22, 1930, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He obtained a degree in nutrition from the University of Alberta and his PhD in pharmacology from Cornell University. He also obtained a master’s in pharmacology. He joined the Church while a student at the University of Alberta. His branch president was N. Eldon Tanner and Hugh B. Brown was his Sunday School instructor.
His career was in academics and he was on the faculty at the University of Guelph in Ontario and was chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in the World Health Organization. He was an administrator of public policy regarding environmental and food safety in his position with the Health Protection Branch of the Canadian government. In 1984, he became the first recipient of the David M. Kennedy International Service Award from the Kennedy International Center at Brigham Young University for his international work.
He and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of eight children.
Morrison passed away on February 12, 2018, due to Parkinson's disease.