Lynn A. Sorensen

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Lynn A. Sorensen was a General Authority of The Church of jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 4, 1987, and served in that quorum until April 1, 1989, at which time he was called as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. He was given emeritus status on October 3, 1992.

Sorensen was born on September 25, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah. After two years at the University of Chicago, he served as a missionary to Brazil. Afterward, he served as an instructor in the US Air Force during World War II. He later graduated with honors from the University of Utah.

In his professional career, he worked in management positions in the electronics industry and the Deseret Press before he worked in Church administration in the Internal Communications Department, International Materials Management, and Temporal Affairs; the latter two in Latin America.

Sorensen presided over the Brazil-Porto Alegre mission and served as a bishop, stake high councilor, and stake patriarch.

He passed away on January 4, 2017. He and his wife, Janet, were the parents of nine children.