Church News death: William Edwin Berrett

William Edwin Berrett, 91, former administrator of Church seminaries and institutes and a vice president at BYU, died Nov. 30, 1993, in Provo.

He was a professor of religion at BYU for four years before being appointed vice president of the university and vice administrator over seminaries and institutes in 1953. He served in the dual capacity until 1963 when he was renamed administrator of seminaries and institutes of religion. He retired in 1970.Brother Berrett was the author of several Church books and lesson manuals. He was perhaps best known for his book on Church history, titled "The Restored Church."

He served as a member of the Sunday School General Board and as a counselor in a stake presidency. At the time of his death, he was patriarch in the Provo Utah Edgemont North Stake.

Brother Barrett received a law degree from the University of Utah and an honorary doctor of law degree from BYU. In 1943 he was special prosecutor for the U.S. Office of Price Administration, and from 1946-47 was assistant U.S. attorney in Fairbanks, Alaska.

His wife, Eleanor Louise Callister Berrett, died in 1989.

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