Leader Biography

Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge

Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge served as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from April 5, 2008, to October 5, 2019, at which time he was given emeritus status.

At the time of his call, he was serving as a Sunday School teacher. He served as President of the Chile Area Presidency, having previously served as counselor.

During his childhood and adolescent years Elder Corbridge worked on his family’s cattle ranch in Idaho, where he learned the “cowboy way”—integrity, humility, hard work, and tenacity. He ultimately chose a career in law to help people solve problems they could not solve on their own.

He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Brigham Young University in 1973. In 1976, he received a juris doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University as a member of its charter class. He was a founding member of Corbridge, Baird & Christensen, a Salt Lake City law firm specializing in commercial and business law.

Elder Corbridge has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in Argentina, president of the Chile Santiago North Mission, Gospel Doctrine teacher, stake president, high councilor, bishop, ward mission leader, and elders' quorum president.

Lawrence Edward Corbridge was born in Moscow, Idaho, on April 6, 1949. He married Jacquelyn Gayle Shamo in December 1974. They are the parents of five sons.

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