“Changes in the Genealogical Society,” Ensign, Aug. 1972, 96
Elder Theodore M. Burton, Assistant to the Council of the Twelve, has been named president of the Genealogical Society. He succeeds Elder Howard W. Hunter of the Council of the Twelve, who will continue to serve as a member of the society’s board of trustees.
Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Council of the Twelve will also serve on the board, succeeding President Harold B. Lee.
The change in the presidency of the society reflects the policy of the First Presidency to relieve members of the Twelve of detailed administration in the organizations of the Church.