President Uchtdorf celebrating birthday

by | Nov. 05, 2010

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will celebrate his 70th birthday on Saturday.

Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf was born to Karl Albert and Hilde Else Opelt Uchtdorf on Nov. 6, 1940, in M?risch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia.

President Uchtdorf was named second counselor in the First Presidency on Feb. 4, 2008, and sustained to that position on April 5, 2008.

He was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve on Oct. 2, 2004, and ordained an apostle on Oct. 7, 2004, at age 63.

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