Leader Biography

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.

Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area. He returned from serving as President of the Africa West Area in July 2016. He has served on the Scriptures Committee and as an assistant executive director of the Priesthood and Family Department. He is currently serving as the assistant executive director of the Church History Department and as a counselor in the Utah Area Presidency.

Elder Curtis received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University in 1975. Then in 1978 he received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan. His career includes work as an attorney and partner in the law firm Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar and as an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

Elder Curtis has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in Italy, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, president of the Italy Padova Mission (1998–2001), and Area Seventy.

LeGrand Raine Curtis Jr. was born in Ogden, Utah, on August 1, 1952. He married Jane Cowan in January 1974. They are the parents of five children.

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