Church News: Death

David Lawrence McKay, the eldest son of the late President David O. McKay and Emma Ray Riggs McKay, died Oct. 27, 1993, at age 92 in Salt Lake City.

He served as president of the Eastern States Mission from 1971-1974 and as general Sunday School superintendent from 1966-1971. Before that he was a counselor in the general Sunday School superintendency from 1949-1966 and a member of the Sunday School general board from 1944-1949.He graduated from the University of Utah and earned a master of laws degree from Harvard Law School and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from George Washington University.

Brother McKay was an accomplished violinist, a member of the Utah Institute of Fine Arts, the Utah Symphony Board and the Utah Coordinating Council of Higher Education.

He had been a board member of Zions Utah Bancorporation, KIRO Inc., Bonneville International, Utah-Idaho Sugar Co., Mineral Fertilizer, Murdock Travel and English Oil Co. He was legal counsel to several of these corporations. He had also been a member of the Church's Pacific Board of Education and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

After retiring from his law practice, he wrote a biography of his father, My Father, David O. McKay.

A member of the Capitol Hill 1st Ward, Salt Lake Stake, he was a sealer in the Salt Lake Temple. He was married to Mildred Calderwood McKay.

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