Perry, L. Tom, 1922-

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L. Tom Perry (1922- ), member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

L. Tom Perry, a senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born 5 August 1922, in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Perry and Elsie Nora Sonne Perry. From 1942–1944, L. Tom Perry served a LDS mission to the Northern States Mission. Following his mission, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, he enrolled in Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He married Virginia Lee in 1947, and two years later, in 1949, he graduated from Utah State with a degree in Finance. Elder Perry and his wife Virginia had three children: Barbara, Linda Gay, and Lee Thomas.

From 1951 – 1953, L. Tom Perry worked as an auditor in Boise, Idaho, for the C.C. Anderson Company. From 1953 – 1962, he worked in Sacramento, California, as a controller for Broadway-Hale, Inc. From 1962 – 1966, he worked in New York as a controller for Associated Merchandising Corporation, and as vice president and secretary-treasurer of Aimcee Wholesale Corporation; and from 1966 – 1972, he worked in Boston, Massachusetts, as vice president of finance for the Lechmere Sales Corporation. While living in the Boston area, he also served as president of the Boston LDS Stake.

In 1972, L. Tom Perry was asked to serve as Assistant to the Council of Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, and in the spring of 1974, he was ordained to the office of Apostle in the LDS Church. That same year, Elder Perry’s wife, Virginia Perry, died. In 1976, Elder Perry married Barbara Dayton. Most recently, in 2004, Elder Perry was asked by LDS Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, to serve as Area President of the Europe Central Area.

From the guide to the L. Tom Perry papers., circa 1922-2000, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn PH 8096, Lamb, Nanette Hinckley 1938-. Nanette H. Lamb mission photographs 2001 April-2003 June Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 312 1, American Bicentennial Committee (General Church). American Bicentennial Committee report 1975-1977 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Perry, L. Tom, 1922-. L. Tom Perry papers. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn PH 7497, Bohn, Jacob Johannes Martinus 1823-1900. Salt Lake Temple picture collection undated Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 944 1, Mickelsen, Lynn Alvin 1935-. Mexico Area files 2007-2009 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 3077, Audiovisual Department (1991-2012). Audiovisual Department meetings 2005-2007 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 1759, Christiansen, ElRay LaVar 1897-1975. ElRay L. Christiansen audio collection 1953-1975 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 21017, Lamb, Nanette Hinckley 1938. Nanette H. Lamb mission papers 2001 April-2003 June Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 18449, Kruger, Judith Ann Morris 1944-. Judith A. Morris Kruger journal 1978-2003 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 20960, Hales, Calvin Kay 1935-. Calvin K. Hales mission papers 1999-2006 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Perry, L.Tom. Fireside speech, 1988. American Primers
creatorOf L. Tom Perry papers., circa 1922-2000 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf AV 487, American Bicentennial Committee (General Church). American Bicentennial Committee collection 1976 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Perry, L. Tom, 1922-. Address, 1988. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn MS 21850, Curbelo, Néstor Esteban 1952-. Chile histories LDS in South America 1991-2008 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 6296, Smith, Stanley George 1923-. San Diego California Temple slides 1988-1993 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 625, Correlation Department (1975- ). Coordinating Council meeting : Salt Lake City, Utah 1976 January 28 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 17303, Clark, Denzel Rangvald 1930-. Martin Harris Pageant and Memorial Amphitheater files 1992-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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