Robert F. Orton

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Robert F. Orton is a former General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from April 2001 to October 2007. He presided over the Romania Bucharest Mission from 1996 to 1999 and was president of the St. George Utah Temple from 2007 to 2010. He has also served as a bishop, stake Young Men president, and counselor in a stake presidency. As a young man he served a full-time mission to France.

Orton was born on August 24, 1936, in Reno, Nevada; he was raised in Panguitch, Utah. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his juris doctor degree from the University of Utah. He practices law in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is Honorary Consul for the Government of Romania to the State of Utah, a position he has held since 1999.

He and his wife, Joy, are the parents of six children.