Ronald T. Halverson

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Ronald T. Halverson was an emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy from April 1998 to September 2006. He also served as an Area Authority, Area Seventy, regional representative, and president of the Norway Oslo Mission (1990–1993). He also served a full-time mission to Norway as a young man.

Halverson was born on December 18, 1936, in Ogden, Utah. When he was ten years old, his father bought a farm in northern Utah and Halverson spent his youth helping with the animals.

After his mission, he earned an associate’s degree in political science and history and studied toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah. His father asked him to leave college and join the family business. He was a plumbing contractor and president of Halverson Mechanical. He also served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1966 to 1978, where he was majority whip and majority leader, and the Utah State Senate from 1978 to 1982. He also served for a time on the board of trustees for Weber State University and was chairman of the State Building Board.

He and his wife, Linda, were the parents of five children. He passed away on February 24, 2017.