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Richard C. Edgley
Full name Richard Crockett Edgley
Born February 6, 1936 (1936-02-06) (age 80)
Place of birth Preston, Idaho
LDS Church General Authority
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Called by Robert D. Hales
Start of term October 3, 1992 (aged 56)
End of term December 27, 1995 (aged 59)
End reason Reorganization due to Presiding Bishop Merrill J. Bateman released to become president of BYU
First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
Called by H. David Burton
Start of term December 27, 1995 (aged 59)

Richard Crockett Edgley (born 6 February 1936) has been the first counselor in the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 27 December 1995. Edgley has been a general authority of the LDS Church since October 1992.

Born in Preston, Idaho, Edgley was called to be the second counselor to Presiding Bishop Robert D. Hales in 1992. In 1994, when Merrill J. Bateman replaced Hales as presiding bishop, Edgley was again called to be second counselor. When former first counselor H. David Burton was made presiding bishop in 1995, Edgley was called as first counselor.

Edgley is married to Pauline Nielson, with whom he has had six children. Prior to his call as a general authority, Edgley was a vice president of General Mills and a managing director of the Finance and Records Department of the church. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University. As a young man, he served as a Mormon missionary in the eastern United States and has been a local bishop and a stake president in the church.

See also


  • "News of the Church: New Presiding Bishop, Counselors Called", Ensign, Mar. 1996, p. 74.
  • "News of the Church: Bishop Richard C. Edgley of the Presiding Bishopric," Ensign, Nov. 1992, p. 102.

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