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.