David B. Haight

Deceased Person from United States of America

David Bruce Haight (September 2, 1906 – July 31, 2004) was the oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Haight was born in Oakley, Idaho, September 2, 1906. Haight was the son of Hector Caleb Haight and his wife Clara Josephine (née Tuttle). Hector Haight was the son of Horton D. Haight who had been involved in many trips in the Mormon trek and served as the first president of the stake that included Oakley. David B. Haight's maternal grandfather, Norton Ray Tuttle, was the first bishop of Tooele, Utah. He was married to Ruby M. Olson (1910–2004). He was the father-in-law of businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman, Sr., (who married David B. Haight's daughter Karen) and grandfather of the former governor of Utah and former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr. Haight served as mayor of Palo Alto, California and also was the owner of the Palo Alto Hardware store. Upon being called as president of the church’s mission in Scotland, he resigned as mayor of Palo Alto over the objections of the city council. In addition to his service as mission president, he was president of the Palo Alto  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Mayor David B. Haight,David Haight
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
Utah State University


Date of death
Place of death
Salt Lake City

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