James M. Paramore
James M. Paramore is an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 1977. He served as a counselor in the Sunday School general presidency from 1981 to 1983. He also served in the Presidency of the Seventy from August 15, 1987 to August 15, 1993. He was granted emeritus status on October 3, 1998.
Prior to his call as a General Authority, he was a bishop, stake president, regional representative, and member of the general Church Missionary Committee. He also presided over the Franco-Belgian Mission in the 1960s.
Paramore was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 6, 1928. He graduated from Brigham Young University and his professional career was with U.S. Steel, the Church Educational System, and various positions in the Missionary Department, Internal Communications Department, Office of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Church Leadership Training Executive Committee. He was also executive director of the Utah Committee on Children and Youth.
He and his wife, Helen, are the parents of six children.