General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Richard G. Scott

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (1988 - 2015)

Editor's note: Elder Richard G. Scott passed away September 22, 2015.

Richard Gordon Scott was sustained an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 1, 1988. He was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 1977, and served as a member of the Presidency of that Quorum from October 1, 1983, until his present calling.

He was born November 7, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, a son of Kenneth Leroy and Mary Whittle Scott. At the age of 5, he moved with his parents to Washington, D.C., where his father served with the Department of Agriculture, later becoming an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.

He graduated from George Washington University as a mechanical engineer, served a full-time mission to Uruguay, and completed post-graduate work in nuclear engineering at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. From 1953 to 1965 Elder Scott served on the immediate staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover, directing the development of nuclear fuel for a wide variety of naval and land based power plants. Elder Scott received an honorary Doctor of Christian Service degree from Brigham Young University in 2008.

From 1965 to 1969 he presided over the Argentina North Mission in Cordoba, Argentina. Upon his return, he worked as a private consultant for nuclear power companies.

He served as a regional representative in the Uruguay, Paraguay, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. areas until his call as a Seventy.

Elder Scott loves our Father in Heaven, His Beloved Son, and all of the Father's other children. Elder Scott enjoys a variety of special interests. He has a deep love for the natural beauty of the world.

He is blessed with a gifted wife, Jeanene Watkins, to whom he was sealed July 16, 1953, in the Manti Temple. She passed away May 15, 1995. They are the parents of seven children.

General conference talks

Make the Exercise of Faith Your First PriorityOctober 2014 General Conference

“I Have Given You an Example”April 2014 General Conference

Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus ChristOctober 2013 General Conference

For Peace at HomeApril 2013 General Conference

The Joy of Redeeming the DeadOctober 2012 General Conference

How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal LifeApril 2012 General Conference

The Power of ScriptureOctober 2011 General Conference

The Eternal Blessings of MarriageApril 2011 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Richard G. Scott

Full Name Richard G. Scott

November 7, 1928

Place of Birth Pocatello, Idaho, United States

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