February 03, 2005

Crapo: Elder Maxwell Set, Lived High Standards

Idaho Senator notes the death of LDS Apostle Neal A. Maxwell

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expressed admiration for Elder Neal A. Maxwell today as well as condolences to his family on news of Maxwellâ??s death. Maxwell, a long-time General Authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with leukemia. Crapo said, â??Elder Maxwell influenced countless lives during his long history of service to faith, family, and country. His eloquent expressions of love and commitment to his church, nation and students have been an inspiration to generations. As a professor he was knowledgeable, as an Apostle he was inspiring and as a human being he was exemplary. I express my condolences and support to his family during this difficult time.â??At his passing, Elder Maxwell was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, one of the highest ranking bodies of the Church. Prior to his appointment to the Quorum, he served as an Assistant to the Twelve from 1974 to 1976, and as a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy from 1976 to 1981. Elder Maxwell was serving as the executive vice president at the University of Utah in 1970 when he was chosen as the Commissioner of Education for the Church Educational System. He earlier served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah. # # #