Hinckley also rededicated five temples while president of the church, four of which he had dedicated initially. , In 2012, a 50-year longitudinal study of the development of Hinckley's voice, based on addresses he gave at BYU, was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Ruling Planet: Gordon B. Hinckley had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon.  According to a church spokesman, the death was due to "causes incident to age." Some of the soil that was used to bury him was imported from the grounds of the Preston England Temple in Lancashire; this was done because Hinckley had been a missionary in this region of England.  At various times, especially in the late 1940s, Hinckley was also a reporter for the Church News, a publication of the Deseret News. The Deseret Morning News reported that Hinckley had just gone through a treatment of chemotherapy a few days earlier, and had "worked until the very end.  Later, bombing investigators proved Hofmann forged the document. Hinckley's teachings as an apostle were the 2017 course of study in the LDS Church's Sunday Relief Society and Melchizedek priesthood classes. In the early 1950s, Hinckley was part of a committee that considered how to present the temple ordinances at the Swiss Temple. , On June 23, 2004 (Hinckley's 94th birthday), U.S. President George W. Bush awarded Hinckley the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House.  Funeral services were held on February 2, 2008, at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, which was attended by tens of thousands. [Arthur Cleveland Coxe, “We Are Living, We Are Dwelling” ... Gordon B. Hinckley was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 30 November 1999. The study showed how his voice started dropping in pitch in his 50s and continued until he was 70, after which he began to develop a higher, thinner "old person" voice. In August 2005, President Hinckley challenged Latter-day Saints to read the entire book before the end of the year. There never was a greater time in the history of the world to live upon the earth than this. As the 1980s progressed, more of the day-to-day affairs of the First Presidency fell to the healthier Hinckley. Everyone who did so was blessed for his or her effort. When Benson died in 1994, about half of all operating temples had been dedicated by Hinckley. Gordon B. Hinckley, after all, was already a missionary before his day of decision. He received the Silver Buffalo Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America, and was honored by the National Conference for Community and Justice for his contributions to tolerance and understanding in the world. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of of Utah and became a missionary for the LDS Church. In 1992 Hinckley made an official visit to Rome where he presented a copy of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism to the Vatican.. Brown being added to the First Presidency as the third counselor to David O. McKay. Juni 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah; † 27. Religious leader who served as the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 1995 until his death in January 2008. That's my two cents. He filled a vacancy created by Hugh B.  After first counselor N. Eldon Tanner died in 1982, Kimball did not appoint a new counselor.  Hinckley was also appointed the chair of the all-church coordinating council's children's section. But Gordon B. Hinckley's more-than-ten-year presidency of the church brought significant changes in the relationship of the Church to the outside world. President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, National Conference for Community and Justice, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, "What of the Mormons? It's been a long and heated debate among members on whether or not caffeine is against the Word of Wisdom. By his 80s, his voice became increasingly wavery and the rate of his speech began to slow and by his 90s, he would slur words. Gordon Hinckley, Self: 60 Minutes. The Walkers served from 2005 to 2008 as president and matron of the Salt Lake Temple and lived in Preston, England, from 2011 to 2013, while Richard served as president of the Missionary Training Center. In all, Hinckley dedicated or rededicated 92 different temples—70 as president of the church—at 97 different dedicatory services. Trent Toone, "Visitors centers serve as tool for telling the LDS story, missionary work and strengthening members", "The Life and Ministry of Gordon B. Hinckley", "Recent Events Involving Church History and Forged Documents", "The Truth is the Most Important Thing: A Look at Mark W. Hofmann, the Mormon Salamander Man", "Stand Strong against the Wiles of the World", "Members living abroad outnumber LDS in U.S.", "Three years, $227M later, state Capitol reopens", "Saturday's funeral services for Mormon leader may mirror wife's in 2004", "LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley dies at age 97", "Chronological Temple List | ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org", "Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement", "Beloved Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, Dies at 97", "Students honor Pres. Generation. This was the first building at BYU–Idaho to be named for a living church president. The building was named the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center and was completed and dedicated on Hinckley's 97th birthday. , Hinckley's annual speeches at BYU were the subject of a study by the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah to analyze how the human voice changes with age.