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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Former Provo Mayor and LDS Mission President George M. Hinckley Dead
Provo UT Daily Herald 5Jul00 P2
By Amy K. Stewart: The Daily Herald

PROVO, UTAH -- George Marion Hinckley, cousin to LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, died Sunday, July 2nd at his home in Provo. Hinckley was a former mayor of Provo, Utah, LDS stake president and mission president of the Colorado-New Mexico Mission. He was 91.

Hinckley served on the Provo Planning Commission from 1953 to 1957 and on the city council from 1956 to 1957, before becoming mayor in 1958. He then served as a Utah County Commissioner from 1959 to 1971.

Although he married Nita Johnson, who preceded him in death, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1933, Hinckley became inactive for a time, returing to activity just before he was called to serve as an LDS bishop. He later served as a stake president and was then called to preside over the Colorado-New Mexico Mission from 1972 to 1975 (now the Colorado Denver South Mission).

Hinckley made his living as a dairy farmer, running the Hinckley family farm following his father's death. He served on the National Agricultural Advisory Committee on Milk and Dairy Products in 1962. He was also active in conservation efforts, serving as president of the Utah Association of Soil Conservation Districts in 1955 and named Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1967 by the Timpanogos Soil Conservation District.

Hinckley was also a long-time director of the LDS Church-owned Beneficial Life Insurance Company and of the Utah Valley LDS Hospital.


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