Milton R. Hunter

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Milton R. Hunter served in the First Council of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from April 6, 1945 until his death on June 27, 1975.

He was born on October 25, 1902, in Holden, Utah. He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. His first job in education was as principal of a school in St. Thomas, Nevada, which is now under the waters of Lake Mead. He was also principal of junior high schools in Leamington and Lake View, Utah.

He taught Church Seminary classes while living in Provo, Utah, and after earning his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, he taught at the Institute of Religion in Logan, Utah. He continued to work as a Seminary teacher for the next seventeen years.

Hunter and Thomas Stuart Ferguson founded the New World Archaeological Foundation and co-wrote Ancient America and the Book of Mormon published in 1950. Hunter wrote numerous additional books on religious and history topics, including Brigham Young, the Colonizer. He also wrote Church-related articles, reviews, and papers.

Hunter and his wife, Ferne, had six children.