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H. David Burton

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Harold David Burton (born 25 April 1938) was the thirteenth Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1 January 1996 to 31 March 2012. He was a General Authority of the Mormon Church since October 1992.

H. David Burton

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Latter-day Saint parents, Elder Burton served as a missionary for the Church in southern Australia in the late 1950s. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in economics and completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

In 1995, when Elder Merrill J. Bateman was asked by the Church to become the president of Brigham Young University, Elder Burton became Presiding Bishop, formally beginning his service on 1 January 1996.

Elder Burton married Barbara Matheson in September 1960. They have five children.

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