LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.

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LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. is an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been released on October 1, 2022. He was sustained on April 2, 2011. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy.

In April 2019, the First Presidency announced that Elder Curtis was called as Church Historian and Recorder and assumed the position on August 1, 2019. He served until August 1, 2022.

Curtis has also served as a full-time missionary in the Italy North Mission, bishop, high councilor, stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, and Area Seventy. He presided over the Italy Padova Mission from 1998 to 2001.

He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. He was an attorney and partner in the law firm of Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw & Bednar. He was also an adjunct professor in BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

He was born on August 1, 1952, in Ogden, Utah, the son of LeGrand R. Curtis Sr., who served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1990 to 1995. His father also served as president of the Jordan River Utah Temple from 1996 to 1999.

He and his wife, Jane Cowan, are the parents of five children.

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