Allen D. Haynie

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Allen Decker Haynie is a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 4, 2015. At the time of this call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America West Area.

Haynie was born on August 29, 1958, in Logan, Utah, to Van Lloyd and Sarah Lulu Lewis Haynie. He grew up in a variety of cities in northern Utah and California’s Silicon Valley.

From Brigham Young University, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and his juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. He settled in San Diego, California, where he fulfilled a year-long judicial clerkship on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego before joining the international law firm of Latham and Watkins. He was with that firm for many years until he formed a law firm with his brother Van.

Haynie served as a missionary in the Argentina Cordoba Mission from 1977 to 1979. He has also served as a stake president, bishop, and Seminary teacher. He married Deborah Ruth hall in 1983 and they are the parents of six children.