Bernard P. Brockbank
Bernard P. Brockbank Sr. was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve from October 6, 1962 until the position was eliminated on October 1, 1976. At that time he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was granted emeritus status on October 4, 1980.
Brockbank was born on May 9, 1909, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Utah State University, George Washington University, and the University of Utah. His career was in real estate, as broker, builder, and developer. He was an officer of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, Utah Home Builders, Holladay Lion’s Club and Sons of Utah Pioneers. He served as President of the Granite School District Board of Education and on the Board of Regents for Southern Utah University.
Before his service as a General Authority, Brockbank served as the first president of the North British Mission. The growth in that new mission necessitated the opening of two more missions and Brockbank presided over the Scottish-Irish Mission. While a General Authority, he served as Managing Director of the Mormon Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair; the Hemisphere in San Antonio, Texas; the “Man and His World” exhibit in Montreal, Canada; and Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. For seven years he served as the first president of the Church’s International Mission, which included all areas of the world without a full-time mission.
Brockbank and his wife Nada were the parents of six children. After her death he married Francis Morgan and adopted her four children. He passed away on October 11, 2000.