William R. Bradford

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William R. Bradford is an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the First Quorum of the Seventy from October 3, 1975 to October 4, 2003, when he was granted emeritus status.

Bradford was born on October 25, 1933, in Springville, Utah, where he was raised except for a brief time while his parents served as missionaries in the Laie Hawaii Temple visitors center and he went with them. He studied at Brigham Young University and served in the U.S. military. He owned a fruit-growing operation, International Fruit Growers and Shippers, based in McAllen, Texas.

He and his wife, Mary Ann, are the parents of six children. He has served in many callings in the Church, including elders quorum president, branch president, mission president to Santiago, Chile, and president of the Houston Texas Temple. He also served as a missionary to Japan.