- Lived: June 23, 1910 - January 27, 2008
- Nationality: English
- Known for: 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, built more than half of the existing Mormon temples
- Fun Fact: Hinkley was awarded 10 honorary doctorate degrees in his life and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.
- Fun Fact: The Perpetual Education Fund was established under his leadership.
- Fun Fact:
Gordon Bitner Hinckley was the 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He began serving in that capacity on March 12, 1995 and continued to do so until his death in 2008. He was the oldest person to preside over the church in its history, and more than half of the existing Mormon temples were built during his tenure. In addition, approximately one third of the Mormon population had joined the church under his leadership. He is regarded by Mormons as having been a prophet, seer and revelator. He was succeeded by Thomas S. Monson.
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