F. Michael Watson
Frank Michael Watson was a secretary to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1986 to 2008. He was assistant secretary from 1972 until April 1986. Prior to that call, he served as assistant secretary and then secretary to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (1970–1972). He was called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy in April 2008 and served until October 2013 when he was designated an emeritus general authority. He served as a counselor in the Church’s Africa Southeast Area presidency and later in the Pacific Area presidency.
Watson was born on March 9, 1943, in Spring City, Utah. Prior to earning his bachelor’s degree in business and office administration from Utah State University, he served as a full-time missionary to the Northeast British Mission and in the United States Army, which included duty in South Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals.
He and his wife, Jolene, are the parents of twelve children.