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New missions presidents

Six new mission presidents have been called by the First Presidency. The mission presidents and their wives will begin their service about July 1. (See mission presidents' assignments on pages 8-9.) The new mission presidents are:

Maurice G. Baker, 61, Park Ward, Murray Utah South Stake; to serve as president of the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission; religious counselor at Utah state prison; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop, elders quorum instructor and Sunday School teacher; physician; received bachelor's degree from Utah State University and medical degree from University of Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Henry Cecil and Edna Hatch Baker; married Laura Sullivan, five children. She is a former hostess at the Church Office Building, regional director of public affairs, Young Women president, Relief Society president's counselor, Cub Scout leader, and Guide Patrol leader; attended Utah State University; born in Salt Lake City to James Eugene and Viola Laura Salzner Sullivan.J. Halvor Clegg, 57, Cherry Hill 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Cherry Hill Stake; to serve as president of the Italy Milan Mission; bishop; former high councilor, bishop's counselor, Young Men president, priests quorum adviser, Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster, and missionary in the Spanish American Mission; professor at BYU; received bachelor's degree in Spanish from BYU, and master's degree in Spanish linguistics and doctorate in romance philosophy, both from the University of Texas; born in Provo, Utah, to Joseph Heber and Ruth Scorup Clegg; married Miriam Webb, eight children. She is a Relief Society teacher and Cub Scout den leader; former Young Women president and counselor, Relief Society homemaking leader, Primary and Relief Society teacher; attended LDS Business College; born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Ralph Smith and Mildred Whipple Webb.

W. Lynn Dredge, 57, Tulare 2nd Ward, Visalia California Stake; to serve as president of the Australia Sydney North Mission; stake family history consultant and Young Men president; former regional representative, stake president, high councilor, bishop and counselor, and missionary in the Great Lakes Mission; Tulare city manager; received bachelor's degree in political science from BYU; born in Malad, Idaho, to Wilford John and Vera May Allen Dredge; married Annette Kelly, six children. She is a Relief Society teacher; former stake Relief Society president, Relief Society president's counselor and secretary, Laurel adviser and Mia Maid adviser; received associate degree in business from Ricks College; born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Albert Charles and Alice Marguerite Butler Kelly.

John D. Jury, 50, Glenorchy Ward, Hobart Australia Stake; to serve as president of the Ireland Dublin Mission; bishop's counselor; former stake president, district president's counselor, branch president, Young Men president and counselor, young adult adviser, institute teacher, and seminary teacher; executive director of Australian Institute of Management; attended Hobart Technical College; born in Hobart, Australia, to Ernest Athol and Doreen May Cowburn Jury; married Margaret Kay Leitch, five children. She is Relief Society president's counselor; former stake Young Women president's counselor, Primary president's counselor, Relief Society president's counselor, Primary teacher and nursery leader; born in Hobart, Australia, to Ernest Roy and Betty Winifred Peterson Leitch.

Alberto I. Martineau, 42, Texmelucan Ward, Puebla Mexico Nealtican Stake; to serve as president of the Mexico Mazatlan Mission; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, bishop's counselor, and Young Men president; assistant director of temporal affairs for the Church; received general education degree from Juarez Academy; born in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, to Bernard Edward and Helen Hawkins Martineau; married Martha Gomez, one child. She is Young Women president; former stake Relief Society president, stake Young Women president and counselor, Relief Society president, and institute teacher; received teaching degree from Escuela Normal Benemerito de las Americas; born in Acayucan, Mexico, to Herminio and Victoria Corrales Gomez.

Eldon C. McKell, 62, Arlington Heights Ward, Riverside California West Stake; to serve as president of the Alabama Birmingham Mission; first counselor in presidency in California Riverside Mission; former stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop and counselor, Young Men president, elders quorum president, and missionary in the Central Atlantic States Mission; Church real estate representative; received bachelor's degree in accounting, finance and banking from BYU; born in Provo, Utah, to Eldon Grant and Afton "B" Vincent McKell; married Claudia Lee Ord, four children. She is serving in mission with her husband; former Young Women president and adviser, Relief Society president and counselor, Relief Society teacher and music conductor, Primary president's counselor and teacher, and Primary and Sunday School chorister and pianist; attended BYU; born in Turlock, Calif., to Elden LaRoy and Leola May Norton Ord.

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