Victor L. Brown

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Victor L. Brown was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served as second counselor to Presiding Bishop John H. Vandenberg from 1961 to 1972, and the tenth Presiding Bishop from 1972 until 1985, when he was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He was president of the Salt Lake Temple from 1985 to 1987 and received emeritus status on September 30, 1989.

He was born on July 31, 1914, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He was educated at the University of Utah, the LDS Business College, and the University of California, Berkeley. He worked in several management positions for United Airlines, based in Denver, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the Western Airlines board of directors for eleven years. He was honored with a Utah Pioneer of Flight for contributions to the state’s aviation industry and the Salt Lake Airport. He served on several boards, such as the Utah Symphony board and the Boy Scouts of America national board.

He and his wife, Lois, were the parents of five children. He died on March 26, 1996.