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Carl W. Buehner
Full name Carl William Buehner
Born December 27, 1898(1898-12-27)
Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany
Died November 11, 1974 (aged 75)
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church General Authority
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Called by Joseph L. Wirthlin
Start of term April 6, 1952 (aged 53)
End of term September 30, 1961 (aged 62)
End reason Honorable release of Joseph L. Withlin and his counselors

Carl William Buehner (December 27, 1898 – November 11, 1974) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1952 to 1961 and was the Republican Party candidate for governor of Utah in the 1968 election.

Buehner was born in Stuttgart, Germany. As a child, his family emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. Buehner was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Prior to his call as a general authority, Buehner was a bishop and stake president of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City and was a member of the Church Welfare Committee. In 1952, he was asked to become the second counselor to the church's Presiding Bishop Joseph L. Wirthlin. He acted in this capacity until 1961, when Wirthlin was succeeded by John H. Vandenburg.

Immediately following his release, Buehner was asked to be the second assistant to Joseph T. Bentley in the general superintendency of the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. When Bentley was succeeded by G. Carlos Smith in 1962, Buehner was again asked to serve as second assistant. He acted in this capacity until he was released in 1967 and succeeded by George R. Hill.

Buehner went on to serve as a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles. He was also president of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for his contribution to the Boy Scouts.

In 1968, Buehner was nominated by the Utah Republican Party as a candidate for the state governorship. Buehner was defeated easily by Democratic incumbent Calvin L. Rampton.[1]

Buehner died in Salt Lake City. He was married to Lucille Thurmon and was the father of three children.

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