Loren C. Dunn
Elder Loren C. Dunn served as a full-time general authority until he was granted emeritus status in October of 2000. He served as President of the North America West Area, Executive Director of the Missionary and Historical Departments, Church Historian, and Church Recorder. He also served as president of Nauvoo Restoration, Inc., and held Church leadership positions worldwide, having lived in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and the Philippines. He also served in the Correlation Department and in the Family History and Curriculum Departments.
Before Elder Dunn’s call as a General Authority, he was noted for his work in regional economic planning and development and was director of communications for the New England Council for Economic Development in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Boston Rotary Club and the State of Utah Industrial Board.
Elder Dunn graduated from BYU in 1953 in journalism and economics. Later he earned a master’s degree in communications from Boston University.
Elder Dunn and his wife, the former Sharon Longden had five children. Elder Dunn passed away in May 0f 2001.