William R. Bradford
William R. Bradford was 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.
He passed away on January 24, 2019.
General Conference Talks
- "Righteousness," October 1999
- "Unclutter Your Life," April 1992
- "Selfless Service," October 1987
- "How Do You Know?" October 1983
- "Sanctification through Missionary Service," October 1981
- "The Governing Ones," October 1979
- "The Safety of the Gospel Law," October 1977
- "Are We Following Christ's Pattern?" April 1976
- "We Are Sent for the Last Time," October 1975