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Faust, James E., 1920-2007



  • Existence: 1920 - 2007

Biographical History

James E. Faust (1920-2007) was a ecclesiastical leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.

James Esdras Faust was born July 31, 1920, in Delta, Utah, a son of George A. and Amy Finlinson Faust. He and his wife, Ruth Wright Faust, are parents of five children and have 23 grandchildren. Faust was set apart as second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 12, 1995, after serving as an apostle for sixteen years. He was sustained an Assistant to the Twelve on October 6, 1972, and to the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy on October 1, 1976. He was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve on September 30, 1978, and ordained an apostle on October 1, 1978, at age 58. While serving as a General Authority, he was a managing director of the Melchizedek Priesthood Department, director of Welfare Services, zone adviser over South America and president of the International Mission.

Faust served as a regional representative, stake president, and bishop, and filled a mission in Brazil from 1939-42. He served in the Air Force during World War II. Afterward, he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree and juris doctorate in 1948. An attorney, he practiced law in Salt Lake City until being called as a General Authority. He is a former Utah state legislator and was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Racial Unrest. He was adviser to the American Bar Journal, president of Utah Bar Association, and was a member of the Utah State Constitutional Revision Commission. In 1995, he was given the Minuteman Award by the Utah National Guard, and in 1996, he was given the Distinguished Lawyer Emeritus Award by the Utah Bar Association.

James E. Faust passed away on August 10, 2007.

His To reach even unto you, 1980: t.p. (James E. Faust) CIP data sheet (b. 1920; general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Wikipedia WWW site, Aug. 13, 2007 (under James E. Faust: James Esdras Faust; b. July 31, 1920, Delta, Utah; d. Aug. 10, 2007; second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; general authority of the Church for 35 years)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University recordings of Wyview Park dedication

Identifier: UA 910
Scope and Contents

Audiocassette and videocassette recordings of dedication services for the Wyview Park family student housing development at Brigham Young University on November 1, 1998. Speakers included Merrill J. Bateman, John M. R. Covey, David A. Hunt, Henry B. Eyring, and James E. Faust. Includes dedicatory prayer offered by James E. Faust.

Dates: 1998 November 1

Enhancing secular knowledge through the Spirit, knowledge, and faith / by James E. Faust. Adversity / by Dallin H. Oaks, 1994-1995

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233652079]
Identifier: UA 5577 Series 1 Item 4
Scope and Contents

Audiocassette recordings of "Enhancing Secular Knowledge through the Spirit, Knowledge, and Faith" (31 min.) 1994-1995 by James E. Faust and "Adversity" (33 min.) 1994-1995 by Dallin H. Oaks.

Dates: 1994-1995

David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 952
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Brigham Young University officials, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other people involved in the construction of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Also includes newspaper articles, written reports, video materials, financial records, and other material concerning the Jerusalem Center. Dates range from 1968 to 1994.

Dates: 1968-1994

Jerusalem Branch records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 799
Scope and Contents

Records documenting branch and Israel District operations include agendas, budget and financial information, correspondence, records relating to Orson Hyde Memorial Gardens, minutes, Book of Mormon translation file, and photographs.

Dates: 1977-1984

Mark Philbrick photographs of Harold B. Lee Library groundbreaking

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6279
Scope and Contents Contains Mark Philbrick's photographs of the Harold B. Lee Library groundbreaking ceremony at Brigham Young University Campus, which took place September 20, 1996. Included are photos of the journey to the groundbreaking ceremony, the entire ceremony, close-ups of the speakers and audience, the actual groundbreaking, and close-ups of the First Presidency and others with shovels in hand. There are also photos of a luncheon held in honor of the event, and Presidents Hinckley's address there....
Dates: 1996 September 20

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