New Salt Lake Temple President
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“New Salt Lake Temple President,” Ensign, Sept. 1972, 92

New Salt Lake Temple President

John K. Edmunds, recently released as president of the California Mission, has been appointed president of the Salt Lake Temple. His wife, Jasmine Romney Edwards, will serve as temple matron.

President Edmunds succeeds President O. Leslie Stone, who served as temple president for four years. A former Regional Representative of the Council of the Twelve, President Stone has been reassigned as Regional Representative and will supervise the Hawaii and Oahu regions and the Hawaii Mission.

Before being called as a mission president in 1969, President Edmunds, a Chicago attorney, served as Chicago Stake president (1945–63), Chicago Stake patriarch, a member of the Priesthood Home Teaching Committee, and a Regional Representative of the Twelve.