H. David Burton
Bishop H. David Burton served as Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from 1995 to 2012. Prior to that, he had served for three years as first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. For fourteen years he served as executive secretary to the Bishopric, after a year as assistant Church budget officer. Prior to that he was employed with Kennecott Copper Corporation and the Utah State Tax Commission.
He earned a degree in economics from the University of Utah. He pursued postgraduate work at the University of Utah and at the University of Michigan, where he earned a master of business administration degree.
Bishop Burton has served the Church as a missionary in Australia, as a bishop, a bishop’s counselor, a stake high councilor, a stake president, and as a temple sealer.